Welcome to the Ateco Group

The Ateco Group is a leading independent automotive vehicle distributor and automotive service provider headquartered in Australia and operating in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
For nearly four decades the Ateco Group has been a driving force behind the launch of new automotive brands across in Australia and New Zealand, and the development and growth of brands in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

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The Ateco Group provides unrivalled local market knowledge, expertise as well as a range of automotive support services that enables it to either offer the complete package required for the launch and management of automotive brands or for OEMs to select support services offered by the Ateco Group to bolster their own operations in the local markets.

“The Ateco Group is uniquely positioned to be able to assist any automotive company to launch their products in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, whether it is a complete turn key operation or to supply specific support services to an existing operation. The Ateco Group’s facilities enables new market entries to punch well above their weight at launch and not to be hampered by a lack of support services when undergoing growth. In short, the Ateco Group is the complete solution for automotive distribution and sales in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.” Neville Crichton, Executive Chairman, The Ateco Group


The Ateco Group’s Unique Record

  • Ateco, the largest locally-owned, independent distributor has been in business for nearly 40 years.
  • It has represented brands such as Suzuki, Audi, Volkswagen, Citroën, Alfa Romeo, Kia, Fiat, Ferrari, Maserati, Chery, Great Wall, Ssangyong, Foton and Lotus.
  • In Australia Ateco distributes LDV, Maserati and Renault as well as remanufacturing RAM Trucks into right hand drive for sale in Australia and New Zealand.
  •  In New Zealand Ateco distributes the full Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) range as well as Maserati.
  • In South Africa Ateco is the importer and distributor of Maserati.
  • Ateco operates warehousing in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland and Johannesburg, with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland and Johannesburg.
  • Ateco has more than 130 active dealers in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Latest Updates

5 Mar 2021
All-New LDV Deliver 9 – delivering more for less for Australian business

Welcome to the all-new Deliver 9, LDV’s new commercial contender aimed squarely at Australian businesses both big and small.

Increasing LDV’s product range, the all-new Deliver 9 sets fresh benchmarks in the 3.5-8.0-tonne commercial vehicle segment and delivers more for less for sole traders, SMEs, nationally-recognised transport companies and corporate fleets.

5 Mar 2021
Maserati MC20 named GQ Sports Car of the Year

Today in London the GQ Car Awards 2021 were announced with the Maserati MC20 being honoured as the Super Sports Car of The Year.

5 Mar 2021
Tough just got tougher – welcome to Warlock

RAM Trucks Australia’s product onslaught continues with the arrival of the new V8 Hemi-powered 1500 Warlock, a seriously-tough addition to the RAM family.

Now swelling the 1500 model range to five different variants, the Warlock is aimed squarely at those who want not only a full-size pick-up truck, but one that comes with extra menace.

Based on the new Crew Cab, Warlock’s key features include aggressive exterior styling, RamBox®Cargo Management System, leather-trimmed upholstery, and a factory fit suspension lift, making it the toughest full-size 4×4 pick-up in Australia today.


7 Apr 2021
Renault joins Ateco Group

“This is a significant milestone in the history of the Ateco Group,” says Neville Crichton CNZM, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Ateco Group.

“History shows we usually initiate the presence of automotive brands in Australia, but this is the first time in over 30 years we have taken on an established OEM – we’re delighted to welcome Renault Australia to the Ateco Group.”

15 Jan 2020
Ateco Group passes 300,000 sales


Since its inception, the Ateco Group, Australia’s largest independent automotive distribution company, has delivered 302,525 retail sales at the end of 2019, breaking through the 300,000 barrier. This result highlights that since the FCAI first started recording vehicles sales in 1991, the Ateco Group has outsold Audi, Jeep, Land Rover, Lexus and Volvo among other brands.