Credit: GPC Asia Pacific

IT solutions provider Auslaser Business Solutions has refreshed the ageing hardware of aftermarket automotive parts business group GPC Asia Pacific.

Consisting of the Repco, Napa Auto Parts, Two Wheel Division and Sparesbox brands, GPC Asia Pacific started its relationship with Auslaser in 2016, but the extent of its recent hardware refresh didn’t come into force until 2018, where the provider, alongside hardware vendor Acer, deployed 2,500 thin clients across all of its sites.

Currently, this includes over 550 stores, 12 distribution centres and over 6,000 employees across Australia and New Zealand.

The majority of this stage of the refresh came in to replace their previous vendor’s ageing models and took place in about four months, as opposed to the average time of 12 to 18 months for a typical deployment at that scale, Acer claimed.

The next stage of the business group’s refresh came a year later, with Auslaser and Acer replacing outdated hardware in GCP Asia Pacific’s corporate offices with 700 desktop PCs and 500 notebooks.