GPC Asia Pacific

GPC Asia Pacific

GPC Asia Pacific is the largest automotive aftermarket parts supplier in Australia and New Zealand. GPC resell and distribute automotive replacement parts, accessories and related tools and equipment through a network of 556 stores, 12 advanced distribution centres and a team of more than 6200 dedicated team members. With a rich history in Australia’s automotive and engineering industries, along with nearly 100 years of operational experience, GPC Asia Pacific’s brands are synonymous with quality and reliability in the automotive aftermarket and have enormous recognition across this region. GPC service our vast trade and retail market by holding more than 80,000 SKUs in our permanent product range, with access to a further 1,000,000 items via our global network of suppliers, supporting more than 36,000 trade customers and countless retail consumers.

The Problem

GPC Asia Pacific approached Barrier Group to assist with a factory fitout at their new Broadmeadows site. Safety of employees and asset protection of company property, along with the building itself, were paramount to the planning stages of their new site. It is crucial that all the complexities of a new warehouse or factory fitout are considered and actioned accordingly. Consultation with experts in this field should be undertaken prior to any operations commencing.

The Solution

As a leading provider of comprehensive safety solutions for industrial warehouse and distribution centres, Barrier Group offers factory fitouts that specifically cater to the diverse safety needs of each business. Our team of experienced site consultants and installation experts were able to fully assess the unique requirements of GPC Asia Pacifics new Broadmeadows site and offer standard products along with ad hoc and customised variations to suit. This included a variety of pedestrian and vehicle traffic control barriers and speed humps, low clearance height bars for overhead hazards and precision factory floor line marking.

The Challenges

The conveyor system GPC Asia Pacific uses to move product from point to point is attached to the ceiling beams of the warehouse structure and hangs low enough to cause a potential issue for forklifts with raised loads passing underneath. A low clearance height bar was able to be suspended in front of the conveyor unit that provides both a visual height warning and a physical warning should a vehicle connect with the bar. A common industry complaint about warehouse and factory floor line marking is the application technique by some traditional line marking machines provides a thicker application, often with air bubbles, leading to a less long wearing finish. High traffic vehicle use can cause the paint to dissipate over time. Barrier Group’s line marking team were able to thoroughly clean the area, tape out the required pathways and use a roller technique for a flatter and smoother finish. Not only does this provide the extra longevity GPC Asia Pacific were looking for, but also an aesthetically pleasing, extra crisp, streamlined finish.

Client Response

I have been very happy with the service provided by Barrier Group. We had an extensive range of line marking and metalworks to complete and Barrier Group provided a very competitive quote. Robbie, Dane, David and the crew were extremely professional and efficient. Look forward to continuing to work with the Barrier Group team.

Troy Jervis – Planning, Admin and DC Design Manager – Melbourne DC


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Barrier Group

Barrier Group is Australia’s leading industrial safety manufacturer and distributor. Barrier Group designs, manufactures and distributes a wide range of industrial and pedestrian safety products such as bollards, fencing and pedestrian barriers, industrial gates, queue control systems, and traffic and car control products like speed humps, wheel stops and traffic delineators. We supply to all Australian cities including Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Hobart and Darwin, and supply to most overseas locations.

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