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    Default ATECO AUTOMOTIVE TO MOVE AUSTRALIAN HEADQUARTERS

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    Rapid sales expansion, growth in staff numbers and the changing nature of
    its business has lead Ateco Automotive Pty Ltd, the Australian importer of
    Alfa Romeo, CitroŽn, Kia, Fiat and Warn products to initiate a move from
    its Sydney headquarters in Tempe to a new purpose built facility at
    Homebush Bay.

    "With our total sales growing from less than 3,000 vehicles in 1999 to a
    projected level of close to 30,000 this year, the whole nature of our
    business has not just dramatically grown, the way we operate has also
    substantially changed," says Neville Crichton, Governing Director of Ateco
    Automotive Pty Ltd. "We have, quite simply, out grown our Tempe site in
    every area. "

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    Andrew do you sit there waiting for the updates to come in?!? I only received the emails about 5 minutes ago and you have them on the board already.

    (And no I was not coming here to post them myself)
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    Default with nothing better to do!!!

    It was pure chance I was at my computer when the email hit my desk!
    people might think I have nothing better to do
    just wish he would send me something really juicy!!!
    cheers

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    I wonder if the 'purpose built' facility at Homebush includes space for spare racing yachts as in the bowels of Tempe

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    PS or room for those failed attempts at reviving F.I.A.T.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Smith
    I wonder if the 'purpose built' facility at Homebush includes space for spare racing yachts as in the bowels of Tempe

    P

    PS or room for those failed attempts at reviving F.I.A.T.
    Wouldn't that be a PORPOISE built facility (bad pun intended)

    Would be nice if they had spare space for an Australian Heritage Collection as owned by Aussie Cit drivers - hint hint...

    IIRC the Peugeot importers are out that way somewhere too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Smith
    PS or room for those failed attempts at reviving F.I.A.T.
    I wonder what was Ateco's excuse for aborting the revival of Fiat this time?

    Troy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyO
    I wonder what was Ateco's excuse for aborting the revival of Fiat this time?

    Troy.
    Busy enough with Citroen so it seems....

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    yes...a 40% increase in sales this year alone!!!
    go Citroen

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    Do any Aussiefrogs members work for Ateco?

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    Default Ateco

    Most probably think I'm on the payroll
    just spreading the gospel....
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    [QUOTE=dogboy]Most probably think I'm on the payroll
    just spreading the gospel....
    Cheers
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    For what it's worth, Daewoo and I think Hyundai and Peugeot for that matter are around the Homebush area!

    Regards
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur
    Do any Aussiefrogs members work for Ateco?

    Arthur
    And if you did do you think they would pop their head over the ramparts and admit they do?! I'm pretty sure these forums are read by ATECO and Pug importers etc people but by advising us that they work for an importer would be akin to ask for a belting and barraging about all and sundry.

    Just look at what mistareno gets about being a mobile cash collector (oops...) Sorry, a member of the Vic Police.
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    Was listening to part of an interview with Ateco spin operative Edward Rowe on 2SER's World on Wheels this morning and a some points of interest:

    * Homebush facility is a former Ford factory, which retains its facade but is a new building behind it.

    * Most of their new cars are now shipped directly to major ports around the country and then to dealers rather than all going via Sydney. They don't even see the majority of the cars that are delivered directly to dealers.

    * Staff increased from 25 to about 100 since 1999. While most of the 25 were involved in 'moving metal' in 1999, only 10 are today for a 10-fold increase in volume.

    * They have outsourced their spares operation to a crowd in 'western Sydney', so this may have something to do with the spares problems mentioned at other times re glass etc.? Who knows, but more cars sold must mean a larger parts pool.

    * The rallying successes (and probably some more affordable and appealing models) has supposedly resulted in the average age of Cit buyers falling by 3 years over the last 2 years. Not sure what the av age is though? Still, this is supposedly very significant in marketing terms.

    * Most of the Cit sales growth has been due to the Berlingo and C3.

    * The law is now that manufacturers must provide parts support for 10 years after the last model of a given type is sold. It used to be 7. Not sure how NLA parts (even rad hoses!) for 6yo Hyundies fits with this.

    David

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    Thank you dogboy & thank you David S,

    i don't care who anyone works for; i am always happy to learn more about what is happening with

    let's hope the C2 can continue the upward trend.

    interesting to hear the impact of the berlingo - 12mths ago i did a pretty disjointed backpacking trip, and one thing i found constant from ireland to the czech republic to turkey was the big presence of the berlingo - especially the passenger version in the less wealthy places. i wonder why it is not considered suitable/marketable here?

    a friend of mine who has no interest in cars is quite aware of the berlingo - she does puppy training for a dog club and was quite impressed with the berlingo that one of the members has - to her it's just like a small hatch, except that you can fit an unlikely number of weimaraners in the back
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