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Invercargill has a purpose-built new store!

May 2014

There's a smart new building painted Black on Liddel Street in Invercargill, and its setting the town talking! The RALI team moved into the purpose-built premises at 54 Liddel Street in early March.  The new store is a sunny open plan space with lots of storage space, tint room with prep area and off-street parking.

Celebrations all around as this had been so longed for and anticipated, but a journey worthwhile. .

Growth and strategic changes have played a part in necessitating a new larger store. On the 2nd May, the official opening was held. An opportunity for our customers and those involved in the build to visit the completed premises and for RALI to thank everyone for their support.

A great turn out ensured a fun afternoon in the sun. Prize draws were keenly anticipated as our suppliers kindly provided an excellent selection of products for give-aways and special offers. Thanks to Sagola, 3M, Sundström, Hindin Marquip and ABE for their support, specials and prizes on the day.

The Sagola 4500 Xtreme Digital   (Value $1215+GST) won by a delighted Warren Kett, owner of Fleet Imaging Southland, a local painter saying: "he was wrapped and couldn't wait to use it"

Some customers arrived in their well-presented vehicles and used the off-street parking to best effect. The matt black Fargo truck owned by Brendon Soper from Tisbury Machinery was painted 5 years ago at Tisbury Machinery in RALI Matt Durepox Clear.

So if you are heading that direction, call in and visit Ashleigh and Imelda; say hello and go and explore a great little City in the South.

Bigger and better vans for RALI

April 2014

Some of you might have seen the 'new look' RALI vans already. The Mobile Direct Service mini vans are being replaced with larger long-wheeled base Toyota vans. "It's great to have the extra space as I can carry additional stock for my customers," according to the Sales reps.

The increased capacity will improve the consistent supply but also offer a larger selection of more products to further assist the team to continue their great work.

Along with new size, these vans have been given a make-over too. According to Troy, "the customers really like the new look". Look out for them and let us know what you think.

RALI wins big at DPC Conference

25th October 2012, 3:30 pm

At the recent annual DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC) Distributor Conference held in Australia, Resene Automotive &Light Industrial (RALI) won the 2012 Distributor Excellence Award, one of only 3 awards given out.Larry Fallowfield, General Manager of RALI is "immensely proud of the whole RALI team. It's their efforts that have delivered the results that paved the way to taking out this prestigious award."

This achievement only added to the honour of having Russell Green, RALI Technical Specialist for the Wellington region invited as a guest speaker to talk about his successes of the DuPont Centari® C6000 System for the benefit of all the DPC Distributors. Russell has perfected the system to a fine art and is able to translate this into product and labour savings at the shop level that even surprised delegates.

During the packed 3 days of conferencing opened by John McCool, DPC President, where he outlined the future of DPC in the light of the Carlyle Group buyout. The intent and direction of the 'new' DPC going forward is positive and strong, with some clear directives on focus. The new owners are focused on growth within the Coatings Industry and are willing to invest to ensure they achieve the desired results.

RALI announcement

24th July 2012, 10:15 am.

We are delighted to announce that Resene Automotive & Light Industrial have been nominated for The New Zealand Aftermarket Industry Awards 2012. View the award here.

RALI Hamilton upgrades to a bigger store

20th July 2012, 1:08 pm.

The Rali Hamilton store seized the opportunity to move to larger premises in March this year. The store, still in Te Rapa Drive and alongside the Resene Colorshop, provides extended stock holding with greater access and ample off-street parking. The greater Hamilton area has shown the fastest growth in the last year despite difficult times. Read More.

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