Turbo and Fuel Injection Australia roots can be traced back to 1977 when the company was established as Narrogin Fuel Injection Service. Narrogin is a wheat belt town located in the South West region of Western Australia. It’s a central inland regional hub, servicing clients within a radius of 600 kilometers. The current owner Larry Green started his career in Diesel Fuel Injection Fitting in late 1979, commencing his apprenticeship in 1981. Larry was awarded his trade certificate 4 years later in early 1985. In December 1983 Larry was voted as the Rotary Club of Narrogin regional Apprentice of the Year.
Upon completing his trade studies Larry left Narrogin and moved to Perth in 1986 to further his knowledge of the industry. During his time in Perth Larry married his wife and sole-mate Veronica and then moved with her to Bunbury on the South West coast of WA. While in Bunbury Larry continued his career and was trained in turbocharger industry. In 1994 opportunity arose for Larry and his wife to purchase the business in Narrogin.
Returning to his home town where it all started. Filled with new ideas, knowledge and enthusiasm, it did not take long before the business had outgrown the old premises. This lead to building a purpose built Diesel Fuel Injection workshop, like no other. So different was this building, Robert Bosch Germany asked to oversee the plans and incorporated certain aspects into their future Service Dealer network criteria. Narrogin Fuel Injection developed to become one of the few fuel injection workshops in rural Australia to be dealers for all the major diesel fuel injection manufactures. Bosch, Zexel (Diesel Kiki), Delphi (CAV, Lucas), Denso (Nippon Denso), Stanadyne (Roosamaster), Ambac (American Bosch). Additional agencies included the McNaught range of products and also selling the Fleetguard and Baldwin brands of filters becoming the major go to retailer in the district for air, fuel and oil filters.
Training is a constant and on going fact of the fuel injection industry with new products and technology coming into the marketplace:
- 1991 Association of Australian Diesel Specialists – Diesel Fuel Injection Technician Certificate.
- 1995 Association of Australian Diesel Specialists – Senior Technician Certificate.
- 1996 Certified Stanadyne Technician
- 1999 Certified Stanadyne Technician – updated
- 2001 Bosch Systems Technician – Diesel
- 2006 Recertified Stanadyne Technician
The company was awarded by the Narrogin Chamber of Commerce (inc) a Merit Award for “Excellence in Service” in 1996 and again in 1999.
The most prestige award that the company has been bestowed came in 1999. Narrogin Fuel Injection was awarded by Robert Bosch (Australia) as one of the “Service Dealers of the Year Award 1999”. It was a year long set of compliance criteria looking at areas of Business Development, Technical Excellence and Customer Service incorporating all Australian and New Zealand Bosch Service Dealers. Narrogin Fuel Injection was the only Diesel Fuel Injection workshop in Australia and New Zealand that received this prestigious award. The prize was a tour to manufacturing and testing facilities of Robert Bosch in Germany. Following from this an article and a front page photo of Larry and Veronica was printed in the Motor Trades Association magazine “Motor” edition June/July 2000 about the company.
In 2007 Larry and Veronica made a life changing decision regarding health concerns with their daughter. With much thought, it was decided that a move to Brisbane, Queensland was the best option for the family.
Fast forward to the present. Since 2007 Larry continued to service and help selected clients with their Diesel Fuel Injection requirements but was unable to help clients (due to conflict of interest with employer) with any Turbocharger enquiries. Until Now!
In 2015 Larry has returned to operating his own business again and “Turbochargers are back on the table”.
This is where the new trading name of Turbo and Fuel Injection Australia comes in. This predominately is an online company which the name reflects what we do and our customer market place.
So from a rich long history a new direction is taking place. The name may have changed but the same service and commitment is still there after all these years.
“Look out for the next chapter”