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TRP Somerton celebrates a year of operation

A truck and trailer parts store recently celebrated its first birthday in Melbourne.

TRP Somerton, located 19 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD, has pulled out all the stops to celebrate its one year anniversary.

The store is operated by PACCAR-owned Kenworth DAF Melbourne dealership, can be found at 2/15 Cooper Street, Campbellfield, Victoria, and has a direct link to PACCAR Parts distribution centres at Bayswater and Brisbane allowing quick access to a range of a 300,000-plus products.

The official ribbon-cutting ceremony was conducted at the 12-month anniversary due to Covid related lockdowns.

Kenworth DAF Melbourne Parts Manager, John Everett, was both happy and relieved that the opening ceremony was finally able to go ahead.

“Somerton is the third specialist TRP all-makes parts store opened by Kenworth DAF Melbourne, to provide an even better service to customers within its extensive trading territory,” he said.

Other TRP sites in Victoria include Ballarat and Geelong.

“Somerton is part of a fast-growing chain of TRP stores, and is one of nine across the country,” said Everett.

“The store, which is manned by experienced staff all of whom are well known to customers in the area, has been an immediate hit, enabling us to substantially improve our delivery lead-time to local customers.

“Opening with a team of four, a fifth staff member was added within a few months and more resource will be added as the business continues its strong growth. Excellent off the shelf availability on a wide range of parts for all makes of trucks, especially American and European drivelines, is a cornerstone of the business – backed by direct supply from PACCAR’s Bayswater Distribution Centre.

“PACCAR’s global buying power ensures that TRP stores provide excellent value for money on a full range of top quality parts.”

The store stocks consumables for all major truck brands, ranging from filtration, lube and electrical products, to brakes, suspensions, steering, wheel ends and other parts and accessories.

PACCAR Parts Australia said the parts that TRP supply are manufactured under strict quality control and are backed by a minimum 12 month warranty to help keep trucks and trailers on the move.

In other news, PACCAR Parts Australia awarded its top dealer for 2020.

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