Frank Nardone founded NPA in 1986 with his then General Manager, Les Halfpenny.
Established in basement premises on Waymouth Street, Adelaide, NPA rapidly became the Australasian market leader in Cable and Wiring Accessory supply and distribution.
NPA is now located in modern purpose-built facilities in Kilkenny, South Australia. This investment in sophisticated office, warehouse and distribution centre technology enables NPA to strengthen their position as a leading supplier to the Electrical and Electronic Manufacturing Industry.
NPA Pty Ltd remains a privately owned South Australian company, with the same family ownership since it’s foundation in 1986.
NPA is now a leading supplier of Cabling & Wiring Accessories, Nylon Fasteners and Electronic Interconnect Hardware in the Asia Pacific region.
With a focus on building partnerships with customers and suppliers, NPA continues to deliver excellence across the supply chain. Being focused on refining their process and systems has meant NPA continues to be a faultless partner for a long list of loyal clients.
This focus on robust operating systems runs through the company and is part of the culture. For staff members, it makes NPA a rewarding place to work and grow their career.
NPA invests in training, culture, and wellbeing programmes for all their employees. This leads to remarkably high staff retention rates, which means their customers can expect responsive, consistent service and attention year after year.
The team at NPA take tremendous pride in what they do and believe NPA’s longevity and success is intrinsically linked to the continued success of suppliers and customers across the globe.
NPA focuses on quality and process culture. This has allowed the business to keep ahead of changes in domestic Australian manufacturing and embrace globalisation with new manufacturing partners in the USA, Europe and across Asia.
NPA’s own manufactured products are second to none when it comes to value and quality.
This focus on international partnerships has meant that NPA now services manufacturing industry clients at home in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and beyond!
Today NPA operates out of a purpose-built premise in the Adelaide suburb of Kilkenny, South Australia, incorporating a modern office with an expansive warehouse and product distribution centre.
The strategic decision by NPA to manufacture and sell its own products alongside those of select quality manufacturers has proven to be successful.
Additional investment in logistics and fulfilment has meant NPA is now a high-volume stockist for all those products as well. The stock volumes, IT systems and staff knowledge mean that NPA has a second-to-none fulfilment system with products ready for quick and efficient shipping to anywhere in the world.
NPA partner with their clients in the design and development of custom Made to Order (M2O) products for unusual or specialised applications.
From a customer concept, NPA leverages their advanced hi-tech prototyping and manufacturing technology facilities to rapidly take customer ideas from prototype stage to final product manufacture and distribution.
Frank Nardone is the Managing Director of NPA. He comes from a technical background and has been in the electronics industry for more than 35 years. In this time, he has owned and managed a number of outstandingly successful businesses. It is his entrepreneurial management expertise and marketing skills that keep the company on track and moving forward. These days Frank is a seasoned international traveller and is often overseas in Asia, Europe or the US looking for and evaluating new products and ideas that can be used to complement and enhance the NPA business.
Michael Burton is responsible for the internal operating procedures and management of the staff that keep the NPA business effective and efficient on a day to day basis. Michael has been involved at all levels of the electronics industry for more than 30 years and at NPA he is responsible for sales and purchasing through to IT management and account keeping. Michael is the person with his finger right on the pulse of the NPA business.
National Business Development Manager
Rachel brings a wealth of experience from the electrical industry with over 20 years experience in business development within SA / VIC and NT. With roles in CABAC and ABB, she gained broad experience from industrial to commercial electronics.
Rachel is an effusive and friendly person who spends a great deal of time on the road meeting customers and we encourage you to reach out and say g’day.
Craig has over 30 years' experience in the mining, construction and domestic sectors, including considerable experience working with load monitoring, home automation and safety products for prominent SA companies such as Clipsal and Nobles. He began his electronics apprenticeship at aged 17 for DSTO & has an Associate Diploma in Electronics Engineering from UniSA. Craig is a member of the NPA customer sales and support team and can help you with your product and sales enquiries.
Nancy van Dijl
Like many Australians, Nancy Van Dijl has a rich multicultural past. She was born in Argentina and moved to South Africa when she was 8 years old, then to Australia in 2018. Nancy can speak three languages - Spanish, Afrikaans and English and has considerable experience in business and accounting having worked for financial, property and law firms in the past.
Jason oversees the logistics operations keeping the warehouse and stock in order while also assisting with enquiries from customers and suppliers. He is also a keen lacrosse player and a lead bassist in a band.
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