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.
In February 1998, GPI acquired Black Diamond Industries, GPI's competitor in the buff pad market. This acquisition in tandem with GPI's Tuff Buff division gave GPI the major share of the Australian, Asian and Pacific area buff pad market.
The GPI Automotive Division imports exclusively from many suppliers on a world-wide basis, brands including Gerson, Dominion, Fiberglass Evercoat, Eezer, Unic, Loy, Kwasny, Preval, Holbros, SAS, and JTape and also exports product manufactured in Australia to the Middle East, U.S.A, Europe, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region.