On the 1st February 1978, GPI Automotive Products was formed when Colin Edwards, founder and current CEO of The GPI Group of Companies, commenced operations as a sole trader. Product was produced and sold to Automotive Refinishing Distributors, who then distributed the product range to panel beaters and spray painters. Over 33 years on, the company has grown from strength to strength and currently the products listed for sale in this Division number in excess of 3500 items. Through its 6 warehouses and 14 automotive salespersons employed throughout Australia, GPI would be regarded in the industry as the largest supplier of assorted consumable products, excluding paint, sold on a strictly wholesale basis, to in excess of 650 resellers spread throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific area.
Stylus Tapes International is an Australian and New Zealand owned and operated company. Established in 1981, it has grown to become one of the nation’s largest importers, convertors and suppliers of pressure sensitive adhesive tape throughout Australia and the South pacific region. The Stylus distribution network services a broad range of markets and industries. These include packaging, industrial engineering, automotive, film and music, stationery, hardware, building, safety, aeronautical, manufacturing, mining and many others.