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1929


Mr Ronald James Kyle acquires a car dealership from a liquidator and Coventry Motor Replacements is born.



1929 - 1965


The business prospers.

Appointed both Ford and Holden products distributor.

Acquires Raphaels Pty Ltd in 1958.

Grows to 6 branches in WA with 450 people.


1966


Listed on the ASX


1966 - 1983


Acquires a number of businesses:
1972 – Industrial Sales Holdings
1975 – West Coast Automatics
1977 – Motor Traders in SA (first interstate expansion)


1984 - 2000


Numerous acquisitons including diversification into a number of Fasteners businesses and Cooper Fluid Systems.

Establishment of Coventry Auto Parts (CAP) in 1998.

By 1999 the Group has 1,900 people.


2001 - 2006


Group revenue reaches $500m.

Losses occur in CAP business.


2007 - 2016


Sales of automotive divisions.

Period of declining sales in remaining businesses.


2017


New senior management team.

Board restructure.

Sale of AA Gaskets.

Konnect Fastening Systems Australia strategy reset.


2018 & Beyond


Highly focused board and management team.

Business is focused on two verticals with key competitive advantages.

Aggressively look to implement turnaround and drive profitable growth.