Autoglym acquires GnG Sales as it expands into Australasia

Autoglym, the UK’s largest vehicle care brand, has acquired GnG Sales, its long-standing distribution partner for Australia and New Zealand, its biggest markets outside the UK.

GnG Sales, wholesale supplier of car care products, has marketed and supplied the Autoglym range for over two decades.

As part of the agreement, all current GnG Sales staff will retain their jobs and Autoglym will continue to represent the same portfolio of brands.

Greg Davie, formerly GnG CEO, will now join the Autoglym board as MD APAC, reporting into Paul Caller, Autoglym’s UK-based CEO.

Davie will continue to run the New South Wales-based business, while managing its incorporation into the wider international Autoglym operation.

The acquisition coincides with a period of growth for Autoglym, the company having invested £2m over the past two years to enhance its Hertfordshire manufacturing base. The company will now be making multi-million-pound investments to further increase production output to meet international demand.

Caller said the acquisition is part of a broader international growth plan for Autoglym.

“While GnG is already a successful, highly regarded business, we want to invest in its established markets and also in the wider region to unlock further growth potential,” he said.

“The GnG team have a real passion for what they do, with dedicated sales, customer service and technical functions. They take pride in providing the highest standards of customer support and will help us ramp-up the deployment of, and support for, a growing Autoglym product range.

“We’ve worked with GnG for over two decades, and this development is entirely complimentary to our existing activities and structures, so we expect a very smooth and rapid integration of teams and functions.”

Autoglym is at an advanced stage in the process to extend GnG’s existing resale agreements. “We’re engaging with GnG’s major retailer partners, outlining our plan to invest and showing a level of commitment higher than that of many of our competitors,” adds Caller.

“We are also working with the GnG supply base so that systems and processes can continue seamlessly during the transition, ensuring GnG customers only benefit from the change.”

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