Bapcor Limited, one of Asia Pacific’s leading providers of vehicle parts, accessories, equipment, service, and solutions, has announced the acquisition of E-Max Australia. E-Max will become an integral part of Bapcor’s Commercial Vehicle Group, forming part of the existing wholesale business, Australian Truck Parts (ATP). Bapcor says this acquisition emphasizes its focus on exceptional customer service and support to trucking industry professionals, including truck and trailer operators, commercial vehicle repairers, and original equipment manufacturers.
Sue Carthew, previous co-owner of E-Max, expressed her excitement about the acquisition. “We are thrilled to join the Bapcor family and contribute our expertise, quality brands and dedicated team members to the Commercial Vehicle Group. We believe this partnership will take E-Max and its associated brands to new heights, delivering exceptional value and service to customers across Australia.”
Phil Carthew, former co-owner of E-Max, also shared his enthusiasm for the new partnership. “We want to express our appreciation to our dedicated E-Max team members, who have been instrumental in building the E-Max business over the years. Their hard work and commitment have made this acquisition possible, and we’re confident that they will continue to thrive under Bapcor’s leadership.”
“Sue and I are not going anywhere; Sue will help transition the business over the next few months, and I will be heavily involved in various capacities for the foreseeable future, with a minimum commitment of 12 months,” Phil Carthew added.
The E-Max brand specializes in electrical loom and accessories products, providing innovative solutions for commercial vehicle applications. Among its product offerings, Airweigh stands out for its advanced TCA approved on-board weighing systems, designed to improve vehicle efficiency and safety. Bapcor is excited to work closely with the TCA (Transport Certification Australia) in the future to ensure compliance and ongoing innovation for both Airweigh and OBMS systems.
Phillips is a leading manufacturer of premium electrical and air brake components, while Botek offers cutting-edge mobile weighing solutions, RFID-based collection recording systems, and software solutions to improve efficiency and streamline operations within the waste management industry.
Frances Palmer, General Manager of Australian Truck Parts, welcomed E-Max and its exceptional brands to the wholesale business. “We are delighted to welcome the innovative and high-quality E-Max, Airweigh, Phillips, and Botek brands to ATP. Their inclusion further strengthens our position as the premier provider of commercial vehicle parts and accessories in the Australian market, while reinforcing our agility, our future focus, and most importantly, our strong commitment to supporting our customers in the transport industry.”
Justin O’Brien, general manager of Commercial Vehicle Group Bapcor, echoed these sentiments. “The acquisition of E-Max and its respected brands is a significant milestone for Bapcor’s Commercial Vehicle Group. Our commitment to providing the highest quality products and services to our customers, from single vehicle owners to major transport fleets, will only be bolstered by the addition of E-Max, Airweigh, Phillips, and Botek. We look forward to a successful future together.”