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About Repco

Provider of automotive aftermarket parts and accessories. The company provides automotive aftermarket parts and accessories, servicing both trade and retail customers through a network of stores across Australia and New Zealand. Its range of parts include engines and engine components, rotating electrical products, automotive air conditioning and lighting products, diesel fuel injection parts, and a range of branded motorcycle helmets, clothing, and footwear.

Repco Headquarter Location

362 Wellington Road

Mulgrave, 3170,


61 3 9566 5444

Latest Repco News

13cabs operator A2B flaps wings with FlamingoPay

Sep 2, 2021

Share A2B, the company which operates the 13cabs network with 7200 vehicles, is preparing for a strategic overhaul with growth planks including an increasing shift to using drivers for instant deliveries of products for impatient online shoppers , and new payments processing terminals outside of its core cabs business. Chief executive Andrew Skelton will outline the details on September 28 of the growth plans for the company, which has been battered by the extended lockdowns in Sydney and Melbourne, after its taxi revenues had recovered to 84 per cent of pre-pandemic levels by the end of June. The lockdowns in July and August have delivered another hit, although the share price has been surprisingly resilient and trading between a band of $1.20 to $1.35 since April. The stock was sitting at $1.29 each on Thursday. The new growth plans include an expansion into payments processing beyond its terminals in taxi fleets, using new FlamingoPay payment terminals for retail, hospitality, automotive and personal services. FlamingoPay’s target market is small to medium business. Trials began last month, ahead of a national rollout in October. A2B, which operates the 13cabs network, will outline a four-year growth strategy later this month. Advertisement Mr Skelton said on Thursday that the delivery of parcels rather than passengers was a handy offset to the lower demand for taxis during lockdowns, but also an important growth avenue in the future as the structural shift to e-commerce accelerated. A2B Ltd wanted to snare a bigger part of the “first and last mile” of the delivery chain. The group’s 13things arm is expanding delivery services with large automotive parts chain Repco, which operates 550 stores in Australia . The chain is owned by GPC Asia Pacific, the local division of US automotive parts giant GPC. “13cabs collects from over 20 Repco stores in Queensland,” Mr Skelton said. “The instant delivery offer is attractive to Repco customers who require parts in a hurry or who don’t want to wait,” he said. He said the 13cabs delivery services are trackable with live GPS data, and have a price guarantee without any “surge pricing”. Advertisement A2B sunk to a bottomline loss of $18.3 million when it reported its full-year results last week, compared with a loss of $23.9 million a year earlier. Revenues for 2020-21 were down by 34 per cent as rolling lockdowns took their toll. Australia Post has been under severe strain with millions of people ordered to stay at home in Melbourne and Sydney. Passenger flights which are traditionally used to also carry parcels interstate are either suspended or dramatically reduced, while Australia Post has around 500 staff in isolation. About 100 post offices have also been forced to temporarily close. Mr Skelton said late last year 13things had worked closely with Australia Post in a “peak demand” period to deliver more than 20,000 parcels. About 125 taxis were assigned to undertake parcel runs from two large Australia Post distribution hubs in Melbourne and the Gold Coast. A2B drivers have also been working closely with supermarket giant Woolworths in delivering groceries. Drivers are helping out with deliveries from about 220 Woolworths stores, around 22 per cent of the total 1000-strong Woolworths supermarket network. Another element in A2B’s four-year growth strategy is an expansion of its integrated bookings, dispatch and fleet management software services to other players. It is already used in Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada. Simon Evans writes on business specialising in retail, manufacturing, beverages, mining and M&A. He is based in Adelaide. Connect with Simon on Twitter . Email Simon at Save

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