Profile & Contacts

The Automotive Parts & Accessories Association was formed in 1987; it evolved from the Automotive & Cycle Wholesalers Association (ACWA), which dated back to 1920. The APAA membership represents all sectors of the Automotive Parts and Accessories industry: Distributors, Importers, Manufacturers, and Retailers. Regular meetings and Conferences provide members with good networking opportunities. Autotec, the APAA Trade show is held every two years. The primary functions of the APAA are:

1) Research and disseminate industry information
2) Represent the industry before legislative bodies and government agencies
3) Help develop standards and codes of practice
4) Promote our industry to the domestic and international markets.
5) Ensure awareness of key industry issues

If you require any further information please contact one of the APAA Executive.




Stephen Sylvester Chairman 09 5736908 Exide Batteries
Ward Lye Deputy Chairman 09 9786666 Century Yuasa Batteries(NZ)Ltd
William Singleton Secretary 09 2707200 George Stock & Co Ltd
Peter Griffiths Treasurer 09 5254575 Griifiths Equipment
Allister Hughes Past Chairman 09 5741122 Repco Auto Parts
Steve Hughes Past Chairman 09 2722700 CRC Industries NZ Ltd
Allan Barfoot Executive Member 021 1424392 Retired
Grant Burrell Executive Member 09 4417747 Auckland Bearing Distributors Ltd
Bill Strand Executive Member 09 2707200 George Stock & Co Ltd
Bob Price Executive Member 09 2368835 CAPCO Limited
David Norrie Executive Member – Information 09 8347475 Anderson & Norrie