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Who we are

The GPI Group is made up of eight Australian companies, uniquely diversified with the origins of the company dating back to the 1st of February 1978, when Colin Edwards commenced operations in the Automotive Refinishing Industry. Since that time, the organisation has achieved enormous growth, operating out of branches in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Launceston, and employing over 190 people in the following fields:

  • Automotive Refinishing Products
  • Sports, Health & Fitness Equipment
  • Automotive Masking Tapes
  • Promotional Merchandise/Apparel
  • Corporate Online Merchandising Systems

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Interview with Colin Edwards

The National Collision Repairer sat down with Colin in 2008 when GPI celebrated its 30th anniversary. Before we catch up on Colin’s past ten years, let’s review his first 40 years in the automotive industry.

In the early days, there was only Colin, a woman sewing buff pads and another woman spending half her time on office work and the other half labelling cans and cleaning buff pads – that was the extent of the operation. “I used to make the body filler at weekends and evenings, cut up the sheepskins to make the buff pads and then go out and sell the product range during the week.”

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GPI is Australia’s largest supplier of non-paint consumables and tools to the Automotive Refinishing Industry comprising a count of approximately 5600 stock units. In February 2011, GPI added a range of high quality products under the BodyworX and Velocity brandings with BodyworX products being supplied from worldwide sources and the Velocity branded merchandise imported from China. Many famous brands available around the world comprise the importations in GPI’s offerings through its distribution networks.

GPI’s Automotive Division is headquartered in Mulgrave, Victoria and has warehouses in Silverwater NSW, Slacks Creek in QLD, Edwardstown in SA, Bentley in WA and Invermay in Tasmania, so wherever your business is in Australia or in the Asia Pacific and New Guinea areas, GPI is close to you. We continually source new products from around the world to bring you the best at a competitive price.

GPI Corporate is a fully integrated Promotional Marketing solution provider that is committed to delivering fresh ideas, creative products and solutions that will capture attention, promote growth and surpass expectations. GPI are set up as a national operation in Australia, sourcing directly in tandem with our office in Hong Kong. We are pro-active at sourcing the latest promotional concepts from around the globe that will enhance the market positioning of your company’s most important asset – its brand. GPI becomes a true partner in every sense of the word, through technology platforms, offering customer support, value-added marketing, in combination with creative and fulfilment programs.