TRP, Paccar’s truck parts operation is celebrating the official ribbon cutting and the first birthday of  TRP  Somerton outlet and says it is pulling out all the stops to celebrate the anniversary.

Operated by the Paccar owned Kenworth DAF Melbourne dealership, which also operates the TRP Ballarat and TRP Geelong stores, the Somerton store has been offering a wide range of truck and trailer parts to their local and loyal customers for the past 12 months.

Unfortunately due to COVID related lockdowns the store’s official ribbon-cutting ceremony was conducted on the 12-month anniversary.

The company says the long-awaited celebrations didn’t dampen spirits, however, and local customers and guests were able to take advantage of meeting various part suppliers and TRP store staff.

Other highlights of the day included, special prices, door prizes including a Meritor supplied BBQ and a Fleetguard bar fridge. The main draw saw lucky customers winning a $250; $500 and the top prize of $1,000 voucher to spend in-store.

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,”  Everett said.

“Somerton is part of a fast-growing chain of TRP stores, and is one of nine across the country. 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,” he went on to say.

“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,”  he added.

Paccar said the store stocks a high proportion of consumables for all major truck brands, ranging from filtration, lube and electrical products, to brakes, suspensions, steering, wheel ends and other parts and accessories.

TRP stores have a direct link into the Paccar Parts Distribution Centres at Bayswater and Brisbane giving quick access to the entire breadth of their 300,000 plus product portfolio.