We’ll all be away over the Christmas holiday period from 2pm Christmas Eve (Friday the 24th of December) until we come back on Tuesday the 4th of January. For your region’s last delivery cut times, have a quick chat with your local branch.
From everyone at APG, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We hope you have a safe and enjoyable holiday.
On Saturday, our brand new APGiQ went live for all our customers. We’ve been working hard in the background each day to improve your APGiQ experience, and this is the first major step towards the APGiQ of the future. The new APGiQ is more than a coat of paint, as we’ve added new features, and made existing features better and easier to find.
From Saturday morning, the 11th of December, APGiQ will have a new look when you log in to find parts for your customers. You will be able to access it through the same URL you access every day, and all your sign-in credentials will remain the same.
We’ve been working hard in the background each day to improve your APGiQ experience, and this is the first major step towards the APGiQ of the future. The new APGiQ is more than a coat of paint, as we’ve added new features, and made existing features better and easier to find.
After a year of checking in, it’s time to Check Out.
We have teamed up again for 2021 with local favourite craft brewers, Brendale Brewing Co., for the Check Out a bespoke version of Brendale’s Linkfield lager. This bespoke beer celebrates the hard work of yet another COVID affected year across the country.
This year, you’ve been asked to Check In to work, into the pub, into the supermarket and even the Uber. So, to close out the year we are inviting you to Check Out. The Check Out is an exclusive gift to our top performers of this year and includes a scannable QR Code that takes you to an automotive-themed trivia game.
We have to stress how important it is that the trivia is not consumed with the beer, particularly for something like, a drinking game. So please, if you’re inclined to test your knowledge against some trivia, please don’t get us in trouble with our lawyers and Trivia Responsibly.
“We have collected some really brain-teasing questions for our trivia game, and it would be a crying shame if people enjoyed several beers while trying to answer the questions. We hope that most people get the questions right, and one or two beers won’t help their performance, it’s not at all like pool.”
Scott Glover, National Sales & Marketing Manager.
Check Out is a limited batch brewed for APG, and only selected customers will be rewarded with a carton. We heard some light-hearted comments last year when some customers missed out, and this year will be no exception with only 200 cartons headed out the door.
Brendale Brewing Company is part of the group of craft brewers that are “Certified Independent”, with an independent group to ensure they produce craft volumes of beer, are not owned by the one large multi-nationals or masquerading as a craft brewer by a savvy corporate marketing team.
The Linkfield lager is an Australian style lager designed to be an easy drinker, that crushes thirst. It is brewed in-house at Brendale Brewing Co. in Brendale, Brisbane.
APG would like to extend their thanks to all involved in the project, including the amazing team at Brendale Brewing Co. We hope those who received the beer enjoy it, and those who didn’t, enjoy our automotive-themed trivia with a beverage of your choice.
It’s a national day of action when we’re reminded that every day is the day to ask, “Are you OK?” if someone in your world is struggling with life’s ups and downs, big and small.
This year we have asked our team members, “are you okay?” via a series of informal events across our branches nationwide. Our branch lunches, breakfasts, and BBQs are our opportunities to take a break with our team and reset with a fresh latte, a bacon and egg sandwich, or maybe both.
If this year has taken a particular toll on you and your team, don’t be afraid to take a break and ask “R U OK?”.
We’d like to point out that you aren’t expected to be a health care professional, nor to take on someone else’s load. It’s okay to be a person’s first point of call, to then encourage them to seek professional advice and care. Remember, a conversation can change a life.
The site below has a wide range of resources and content dedicated to R U OK? in the automotive industry. Click through below for downloadable posters, resource kits, and team tools to help spark conversation.
Seeking a self-motivated and enthusiastic team member who relishes the satisfaction of producing high quality detailed orientated work and enjoys working independently, as much as a member of a team. Reporting to the Marketing Manager, and working closely with the Product Development Team Supervisor, providing the mentoring for the applicant to take full responsibility for the business’s continual progression on a selection of manufacturers. The applicants’ growth will be encouraged and nurtured for the responsibilities to also encompass a product category.
The applicant will be responsible for assessing historical and recent market, manufacturer, and product information. They will act accordingly on these incites for timely and continual range development. This includes researching vehicle make/model information to create vehicle application and part fitment listings to populate the company’s Electronic Parts Catalogue (EPC).
The successful applicant will contribute to the strong team environment and the achievement of personal and business objectives, whilst equally participating in the balanced enjoyable work culture.
About your Skills and Experience
To be successful in this role; you will be:
Experience in the automotive industry through trade or parts (retail or trade supply or industry distribution)
A developed understanding of vehicle manufacturer make/model differentiation and a clear understanding of vehicle parts
A desire to constantly develop this existing base knowledge through the provided training and developing role exposure
Team orientated and pragmatic with a high respect for safety
Consistently produce results with high attention to detail and accuracy
Excellent organisation to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
Strong computer skills, Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and Outlook
Previous exposure to industry Electronic Parts Catalogues is highly advantageous
A high level of professionalism, commitment, and ambition to succeed, whilst participating in an enjoyable workday culture
A high level of enthusiasm for the industry is advantageous
Language skills (Chinese) is advantageous but not required
About our work environment
Industry leading work environment that utilises high levels of connectivity focused on employee engagement, communication and learning environment. Supported by real time information that allow full view of available resources, performance and opportunity analysis to maximise the customers benefit, visibility and fulfilment. Employee Life is a key element of ensuring your wellbeing, training and development and most importantly your future needs are recognised, supported and rewarded.
Sunday 18th July 2021- A short update in accordance with the evolving NSW Covid-19 heightening restrictions.
Auto Parts Group Sydney DC is confirmed for continued operation. The site is located in Cumberland Local Government Area, has implemented our robust COVID-19 Safe plan and is classed as an essential business, and its workers essential workers.
We are ever-vigilant that our people and services operate in strict compliance of all NSW Health directions, as we strive to maintain our high level of service as interruption free as possible.
We recognise some employees are located in LGA’s with additional health requirements. We are working with these team members to ensure our teams and customers safety while abiding with the evolving new NSW Government requirements. APG’s Covid-19 Safe Plan can be viewed here.
We thank you for working with us and should any further complexities arise we will provide additional communication around this evolving landscape.
As APG enters its next stage of development, so do our brand identities and logos. As of the 1st of July, we are introducing new visual identities for APG, All Crash Parts, Genex, Nocturnal and MotorKool. These new visuals will be present at all touchpoints in our sales channels.
The more modern looks mark the first complete family rebrand in over 10 years and will more authentically represent our values; Creating Customer Value, Inspiring Trust, Fair Industry Disruption, and Empowered Team Environments. The new visual identities reflect our commitment to continuous improvement, including embracing technology to improve business processes, and our drive for supporting independent automotive business.
Our current logos have enabled us to develop new brands and establish them into the market. As part of the design process, appropriate inspiration was taken from existing identities to ensure heritage and continuity for new visual identities. Our brand heritage has informed APG’s humility, and allows us to remain humble in each forward step and continue our brand stories.
Auto Parts Group
Colour Heritage To maintain our heritage, we’ve kept our corporate black and yellow colours.
Humility Our word mark uses a lower-case font to represent our core value of humility.
4 Platforms We’ve taken cues from our datum and transformed our logo into our 4 APG Platforms.
APG Our new modern logo has set us on a path to be known as “APG”, by both our customers and by ourselves.
All Crash Parts
Colour Redefinition We’ve migrated into a simple, strong bold red for our new ACP logo.
Heritage True to our history, we’ve retained the datum and updated its presence.
Innovation Our new ACP font is clean and stylised to enhance our innovation, reputation and to solidify ourselves as an industry leader.
Oval ACP now sits inside an encapsulating oval, a trusted shape representing protection.
All Crash Parts – Product Quality Logos
Only products that meet our Q-Part Certified Program requirements will wear this logo.
Our range of Genuine products offered by ACP will be identified by this logo.
The range of affordable Aftermarket products will bear our new logo as above.
Longevity The new MK logo has been designed with longevity in mind, allowing it to weather trends effortlessly.
Colour Our colour black reflects the automotive application cooling category, and the blue represents water and cooling category.
Innovation The new MK font is clean and modern, reflective of our innovation, reputation and ensuring our status of an industry leader for the future.
Green As we see a greener future, MK will be there to supply the next wave of mobility options.
Colour The modern colour of lighting is blue, and Nocturnal reflects this with our Nocturnal blue.
Light Beam The blue beam underline emphasises Nocturnal and provides a clear link to our lighting product group.
Modern As modern lighting solutions adopt slimmer styling and increased technology, Nocturnal moves with these trends with a refined appearance.
Test of Time Nocturnal products are built to last, and the hard edges of the block letters represent this product trait.
Colour Genex is now green, to represent our immediate future of EV tech and our vision for the future.
Movement Our Genex logo is written with a forward slant (italics) to portray forward movement and progression.
Lightning The Genex logo is conductive, with electricity present between the “N” and the “E”. This provides a link between Genex and our electrical product category.
Plug In Future The classic electrical plug shows itself in the space between “E” and “X”, a hint at our new mobility, and future Genex product.
The new visual identities will be rolled out on our digital platforms, packaging and marketing materials from the 1st of July. This will be an immediate change for all new products and marketing materials, however in the interests of their environmental policy, existing stock will continue to be sold with the retired logos. That means for a time, you see both brand identities in circulation.
We’re proud of our brand history, and we’re excited to see where our new logo direction will take us in the future. We hope you come along for the ride.