Ashdown-Ingram, Covs, NAPA Auto Parts Appointed as Red Dot Corporation’s Exclusive Australian Distributor
Partnership signifies new strategic growth opportunity for companies within Australian heavy-duty mobile HVAC market
Brisbane, Australia and Seattle — Ashdown-Ingram, Australia’s largest distributor of automotive electrical and thermal control parts, has been selected as “Master Distributor” in the Australian Market by Red Dot Corporation, leading global manufacturer of heavy-duty mobile climate control solutions.
This Master Distributor status designates Ashdown-Ingram, as well as its sister brands Covs Parts and NAPA Auto Parts, as the primary destination for Australia’s heavy-duty automotive electricians and thermal specialists to purchase Red Dot’s market-leading products.
Ashdown-Ingram, known widely as the home of leading brands, has been a Red Dot distributor for many years, and both companies consider this affiliation the next logical step for joint strategic growth.
Covs is a trusted supplier of automotive and industrial parts and equipment in Western Australia, and has also supplied Red Dot’s heavy-duty parts and components to aftermarket customers across the region for several years.
David Ellis, Ashdown-Ingram’s business manager – thermal control and industrial supplies, is very pleased with the appointment. “Entering into this strategic partnership with Red Dot means we can better serve our heavy-duty and industrial customers with a wider range of Red Dot’s all-makes products from over 50 well known locations across Australia,” Ellis said. “We’re honored to enter into this close partnership, recognizing that Red Dot products are so highly sought after and trusted by heavy-duty auto electricians and thermal specialists worldwide,” he continued.
“We are thrilled to be expanding our footprint in the Australian market through this new partnership with Ashdown-Ingram, Covs and NAPA Auto Parts – three titans of industry,” said Ryan Baker, Red Dot’s director of aftermarket sales. “Joining forces was truly was a no-brainer, as the increased product level, greater parts availability and potential for customization means that more operators working in Australia’s harsh, rugged climates will be safe and comfortable in the cabs of their industrial vehicles.”
Red Dot’s range of industrial mobile HVAC units for transport and heavy machinery is unparalleled in the market. With heating and cooling solutions developed for trucking, agriculture, industrial and construction applications, all Red Dot units and parts are built to last in any demanding environment.
Not only does Red Dot design and manufacture complete HVAC units and kits for rooftops, trailers and cabins, it is also is a full-line distributor of condensers, compressors, filters, thermostats, switches, fans and many other replacement parts for OE units.
For more information about the Red Dot mobile HVAC solutions available for your fleet, please contact your local Ashdown-Ingram branch or visit www.ashdown-ingram.com.au/RedDOT.
Ashdown-Ingram is Australia and New Zealand’s largest distributor of automotive electrical and thermal control parts to the independent automotive aftermarket. With more of the world’s most respected and sought-after products available under one roof, we are the home of leading brands.
More than your average distributor, we’ve taken products to new levels, working with trade and OE manufacturers to ensure innovation flows and your life is made easier. With continued growth for over 50 years, Ashdown-Ingram has a wide distribution network to cater for the needs of automotive specialists in Australia and New Zealand.
About Red Dot
Red Dot Corporation produces premium mobile HVAC units and components for heavy-duty commercial and military vehicles. Vertically integrating world-class engineering, rigorous testing, and operations with a global reach under one roof, Red Dot partners directly with customers from design through delivery to craft responsive climate control solutions that endure. With facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, Red Dot ships to hundreds of aftermarket distributors and OE customers around the globe, spanning the construction, agriculture, defense and trucking industries. Red Dot was founded in 1965 and is proud to be owned entirely by its employees. More at www.reddotcorp.com