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Bapcor hitches Gibbs Parts to its portfolio

Gibbs Truck & Trailer Parts joins the nationwide distributor of aftermarket and original equipment


Bapcor Commercial Vehicle Group has announced the acquisition of Queensland-based Gibbs Truck & Trailer Parts.

Gibbs joins Truckline, WANO, Diesel Drive and Diesel Distributors across Australia and New Zealand to become part of Bapcor, a trade and retail distributor of aftermarket and original equipment truck and trailer parts and accessories. Bapcor says it supports all makes and models of North American, European and Japanese commercial vehicles.

Gibbs Truck & Trailer Parts has operated as a family company since the 1950s. Similarly, Bapcor’s Truckline commenced business in the same decade.

Former proprietor of Gibbs Truck & Trailer Parts, Chris Gibbs, reflected on the company’s past and present success which has led to this major new step for the family operation.

“This is a very exciting step to ensure the continued growth and success of our company. It has been in our family’s control since 1957, so the time has come to take a new direction and to let our managers that have come up through the ranks to have more control in the running of the business,” Gibbs said.

“Our business has been built on strong, long term and highly valued customer relationships and this will continue into the future with the same team, but now with the support and resources of Australia’s largest automotive aftermarket specialised company.”

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According to Craig Magill, executive general manager of Bapcor Wholesale, the acquisition is a perfect fit to increase the national footprint of Bapcor’s Commercial Vehicle Group.

“Gibbs Truck & Trailer Parts has been committed to its commercial vehicle customers for decades, renowned across Queensland for their expertise and dedication to customer service,” Magill said.

“They have had a long history of organic business growth and we are pleased to welcome their management and team members to the Bapcor Group, ensuring an even stronger future ahead.”

Justin O’Brien, Bapcor Commercial Vehicle Division general manager echoed those sentiments.

“We are delighted to welcome this outstanding family business to the Bapcor Commercial Vehicle Group, further extending our commitment to being the premier parts and equipment provider to this highly important sector of the Australian automotive aftermarket,” O’Brien said.

The Gibbs Truck & Trailer Parts acquisition increases the Bapcor Commercial Vehicle Group’s footprint to standing as 59 branches nationwide.

In addition, Bapcor advises that the vast customer goodwill established by this family operated company over the past five decades will be retained along with the experienced Gibbs Truck & Trailer Parts management and team members.

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