Repco celebrates inaugural supplier of the year awards
Marking 90 years of Auto Parts Leadership, Repco celebrated its Inaugural Supplier of the Year Awards with a memorable gala dinner at the Fox Classic Car Collection Museum in Melbourne.
As part of the special night, Top Suppliers from the Auto Parts Industry in Australia and New Zealand were recognised for their contribution.
More than 120 Invitees were treated to an enjoyable evening. In his opening address John Moller, Managing Director of Exego (incorporating REPCO) traced the key developments in the history of the automotive industry. He surmised that the complexity of the car parc will drive industry consolidation commenting that market leaders like REPCO in partnership with GPC are best positioned to take advantage of this coalescing trend.
Invitees enjoyed a display of over 50 prestigious vehicles collected over a 20 year period by Australian trucking magnate, Lindsay Fox. Worth in excess of 50 million dollars the collection includes Bentley, Ferrari, Jaguar and Porsche marques as well as one of the largest Mercedes Benz collections in the Southern Hemisphere.
Twenty- one Supplier Awards were presented across various categories and adjudicated on various criteria, including: Product, Range and Quality, Store and Market support, Innovation and Product support, Marketing and Promotional Support, Supply Chain Performance and Communication and Engagement.
The prestigious 2012 REPCO Supplier of the Year Award was won by Gates Australia. Peter King, Managing Director Gates Australia was presented this award from John Moller, Managing Director & Gary Dunwell, EGM Merchandise and Strategic Marketing.
Richard Honecker was recognised for his outstanding contribution the Auto Parts industry.
Winners of the night included:
The Geoff Russell Outstanding Service Award:
The Sir Charles McGrath Outstanding Service Award:
The Sir Jack Brabham Outstanding Service Award:
Robert Bosch Australia.
The Tony Smeaton Outstanding Service Award:
Brown & Watson.
Best Retail Supply Chain Partner Award:
Best Trade Supply Chain Partner - New Zealand:
Best Trade Supply Chain Partner - Australia
NGK Australia and Dayco Australia.
Best New Retail Product:
Castrol Australia for Edge Titanium.
Best New Trade Product Introduction:
Precision Parts for Overrun Pulleys.
Best Retail Campaign:
Armoured Auto Group for the Christmas campaign.
Best Trade Promotion - Australia:
FMP Group for the Bendix Helicopter promotion.
Best Trade Promotion - New Zealand:
Tenneco for the Monroe RWC promotion.
Exceptional Service to the Store Network:
Private Label Supplier of the Year - Retail
Private Label Supplier of the Year - Trade
International Supplier of the Year
Retail Supplier of the Year - Australia
Retail Supplier of the Year - New Zealand
CRC Industries NZ
Trade Supplier of the Year - Australia
Trade Supplier of the Year - New Zealand
GUD Automotive NZ
2012 Repco Supplier of the Year
Richard Charles Honecker Award - For Outstanding Contribution to the Auto Parts Industry