Our Story


Mr Ronald James Kyle acquires a car dealership from a liquidator and Coventry Motor Replacements is born.

1929 - 1965

The business prospers.

Appointed both Ford and Holden products distributor.

Acquires Raphaels Pty Ltd in 1958.

Grows to 6 branches in WA with 450 people.


Listed on the ASX

1966 - 1983

Acquires a number of businesses:
1972 – Industrial Sales Holdings
1975 – West Coast Automatics
1977 – Motor Traders in SA (first interstate expansion)

1984 - 2000

Numerous acquisitons including diversification into a number of Fasteners businesses and Cooper Fluid Systems.

Establishment of Coventry Auto Parts (CAP) in 1998.

By 1999 the Group has 1,900 people.

2001 - 2006

Group revenue reaches $500m.

Losses occur in CAP business.

2007 - 2016

Sales of automotive divisions.

Period of declining sales in remaining businesses.


New senior management team.

Board restructure.

Sale of AA Gaskets.

Konnect and Artia Australia strategy reset.

2018 - 2019

Acquisitions of Torque and Nubco.

Implemented turnaround in KAA and drive to sustainable profitable growth.

2020 & Beyond 

Acquisitions of H.I.S Hose, Fluid Power Services, Fraser Coast Bolts and Goudie Holdings Ltd (GHL).

KAA returned to profitability.