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History 20 Years

25th Anniversary - Time to Celebrate !

FAMILY BUSINESS : Co-managers Shane (left) and David Comerford inside the Edward Street business.

As written in The Wagga Wagga Daily Advertiser April 16, 2003:

Comerford’s still going strong

 They’ve been in business for 25 years and it’s time for celebrations at Noel Comerford’s Auto Parts, Paints and Accessories. The locally owned family business employs local people and specialises in providing quality service to the Riverina and South West Slopes.

The staff at Noel Comerford’s Auto Parts, Paints and Accessories have always prided themselves on providing good service and professional advice.

During the past 25 years, Noel Comerford’s has grown into one of the largest parts, automotive paint and accessories stores in New South Wales.

ABOVE: Maria & Noel Comerford started the business 25 years ago.

 Family Affair Since ’78

Noel Comerford’s Auto Parts, Paint and Accessories has been a family-owned business since it was established by Noel and Maria Comerford in 1978.

At the time the company employed four staff, including Noel and Maria’s eldest son, David.

Through the following years they saw the business grow and grow. With careful planning, modern techniques and friendly, efficient service, the business became one of the most advanced parts and accessories outlets in New South Wales. The growth of the business has been attributed to the traditional ideals of long, hard hours of work and a genuine personal interest in customers, which deems good service natural.

 Bigger and better

In 1981 Noel Comerford’s Auto Parts, Paint and Accessories expanded and relocated to bigger and more modern premises at 366 Edward Street. The large showroom at the west Wagga Wagga location is ideal for customers who want to take their time looking around the spacious display area.

Parking is no problem, with ample room at the front and rear.

Computerisation came to the business in 1986. This ensured continued expansion, better and faster pricing, ordering and service. The company grew to employ six staff.

In 1988, another of Noel’s sons, Shane, joined the firm. He is now co-managing the store with his brother David.

Noel Comerford retired at the end of 1994.

Being a direct distributor for some 50 manufacturers reflects the confidence these people place in the firm.

Comerford’s large stocks, good overnight service, prices and quality auto parts have played a big part in the expansion of the company.

Overnight carriers are used; meaning next day delivery is almost always possible.

All towns and cities in the district are included in its sales area, which generally operates within a 200 kilometre radius. Areas covered include Griffith, Henty, Tumbarumba, Urana, West Wyalong, Yass and Young just to mention a few. In addition, a full time sales representative calls on our customers on a monthly basis.

Computer Upgrades

Late October 2002 saw the beginning of computer upgrades within the store. With internet orders and e-mail becoming second nature, the communications had to be upgraded to meet customer demands. Internal Network, Monitors, Communications Hub, Modems and CPU’s with Pentium 4 processors have all been upgraded to better serve our customers. All major credit cards are accepted with EFTPOS facilities also available.

The use of the Internet to access supplier’s online ordering systems has made service more efficient and allows staff to advise customers of stock availability. The business has an internet site designed and developed by Shane Comerford, located at http://www.noelsautoparts.com.au Comerford’s email address is sales@noelsautoparts.com.au .

 

Huge Range of Quality Brands Available now

Noel Comerford’s Auto Parts, Paint and Accessories is located at 366 Edward Street, next to Barbecues Galore near the Moorong Street roundabout.

The company offers a huge range of quality brand names you can trust. It also sells Rare Spares, Genuine Holden and Ford parts and panels.

When you deal with Noel Comerford’s, you are dealing with a family who are well respected both in the business and private sectors, having serviced the Riverina and South West Slopes for more than 20 years. Noel Comerford’s is a strong supporter of local events. The company supports the Murrumbidgee Turf Club, The Wagga Trots, Junior Rugby League Referees and local sport to mention a few. In 1996 the business won a Tidy Towns Streetscape award and that same year the organisation was a finalist in the Outstanding Business Awards.

The products Comerford’s sells to its customers all carry the factory warranty applicable to that part. Most carry a 12-month or 20,000-kilometre warranty. The company’s huge range of suspension parts exceeds most original equipment warranties and has an impressive two-year or 40,000-kilometre warranty.

Automotive paints are mixed on the premises to customer’s requirements. Acrylic and enamel paints are available. Custom made pressure packs are available. Simply supply your cars paint code and a custom made pressure pack paint can will be produced. Brake disc and drum grinding is also performed to bring back the original finish which ensures good, safe braking. Noel Comerford’s Auto Parts, Paint and Accessories has such an extensive range of parts, paints and accessories you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for. If you can’t find it in the store, they will do their best to get it in for you.

ABOVE: Heath Brown (Warehouse Manager) & Dawn Doggett (Office Administrator) in the Warehouse.

What’s new at Comerford’s?

Better Oil at a Better Price!

Lubrimaxx means "Maximum Lubrication".

November 2001 – Oil Distribution

During November 2001 Noel Comerford’s started distribution for Lubrimaxx Pty Ltd, who are a wholly owned Australian company which manufactures and supplies high grade lubricants for the Australian market. Lubrimaxx takes pride in its extensive range of quality lubricating oils, which are all manufactured to International Standards.

The Lubrimaxx Oil business has grown and grown since that time. The success has exceeded all expectations and has created the need for a loading dock to be constructed to enable the easy collection, bulk storage and drop off of the bulk oil drums.

From small retail packaged products to the bulk 20 litre and 205 litre products the range is huge. If you need Quality Oils then you need to see Noel Comerford’s Auto Parts.

Fixed Price Trade Contracts

Fixed Price Trade Contracts were introduced in 2003 to enable our wholesale/trade customers to negotiate fixed prices on items that they use in high volume.

This enables our customers to be able to get the best price on these products every time without having the extra burden of constant negotiating.

Quality brands at the best prices - always! So if you’re looking for automotive parts, paint or accessories, look no further than Noel Comerford’s Wagga’s favourite Auto Parts Wholesaler.

20th Anniversary story also available to view.

So if you're looking for automotive parts, paint or accessories, look no further than Noel Comerford's.

 

 

All Prices quoted are in AUS$ (incl. GST). Prices subject to change without notice..           

Postal address : 366 Edward Street, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650 Australia

Telephone : 02 6925 3777    International : +61 2 6925 3777

General Information / Orders : sales@noelsautoparts.com.au
Send mail to shane@noelsautoparts.com.au with questions or comments about this web site.
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