TOYLEX R Us - OUR STORY
TOYLEX R Us is a Toyota Wrecker with locations in Derrimut & Sunshine West, Melbourne. We opened our doors for the first time in 2004 supplying quality second-hand Toyota Parts. Our philosophy from the start was simple. Supply premium quality, low kilometre second-hand Toyota parts for late to current models.
We purchase damaged vehicles from salvage auctions Manheim Auctions & Pickles Auctions Australia wide. We target low kilometre vehicles. We do pay a premium price for our vehicles. Although in the long run, the benefits easily outweigh any negatives.
It is because of this our warranty claims are non-existent & our customers are happy. Our customers are getting value for money, purchasing quality second-hand Toyota parts that are going to last many years past any warranty period.
The business grew rapidly, supplying high quality recycled Toyota & Lexus parts. We became well known throughout the automotive industry for supplying high quality recycled Toyota spare parts. Being the first call for many workshops & panel shops Australia wide.
We also began servicing & repairing Melbourne's Maxi Taxis which are the Toyota Hiace. Over the years many of those taxis have been on our hoists for one thing or another. Today, the majority of Melbourne's Taxis are Toyota. From the Toyota Hiace, Toyota Camry, Toyota Prius or the Toyota Kluger we service them all.
Our connection to the taxi industry doesn't end there. We fit out the Toyota Hiace Commuter bus to taxi industry requirements. We install all the seats, seat belts, This includes the installation of the wheelchair lift.
The Hiace gets engineered and then sold to one of the many Taxi operators in Victoria.
By now we had outgrown the factory in Laverton so we moved the entire operation to 2/8 Cook Street, Sunshine West. The 4WD & Commercial Yard is still there today.
The new factory was fitted out with 3 levels of shelving which includes a lift. The workshop was fitted out with everything you expect in a modern workshop including 11 hoists.
The business carried on, growing. TOYLEX R Us decided to expand the business to a second location in 2012. We separated the models into two separate yards.
The 4WD, SUV & Commercial Vehicles remained in Cook Street. Becoming the home for all the parts for the Toyota Hilux, Land Cruiser & Prado. The SUV models like the Toyota Kluger & RAV4 are all dismantled here. It also houses the parts for all the Lexus SUV, RX300, RX350, RX450 to name a few.
The Passenger Vehicle yard is launched. Dealing with the Sedan and hatchback models across Toyota & Lexus. They moved into a factory on Spencer Street, Sunshine West. Supplying quality second-hand Toyota parts for the Toyota Camry, Corolla, Prius, Yaris & rest.
The move included moving the entire inventory which was a massive operation in itself. All the body parts, engines, gearboxes, lights, doors. Everything had to be moved. Now both yards are now very organised with everything inventoried. It needs to be seen to be believed.
Separating the models across the two yards has worked really well. We claim to be specialists as we deal with only Toyota & Lexus models. However, having the two locations has meant the two teams have become even more specialised. This is the main reason for this.
Things stayed like this for a while. Until an opportunity to purchase land in Derrimut came up. The location is 10 minutes from the 4WD & Commercial yard.
The land was purchased & plans were drawn up for 8 purpose built factories. Four for the Passenger Vehicles & Four for 4WD & Commercial vehicles.
Currently, two factories have been completed. The remaining factories are currently being built with plans to move the 4WD SUV & Commercial yard into their new home by the end of 2019. The Passenger Vehicle Yard has been operating from 100 Castro way Derrimut since March 2017.
We look forward to having both yards operating from the same location. We are also excited to welcome all our customers to the new yard.
The feedback from everyone is very positive and it's only a quarter finished.
In the last 12 or so months we have also made some changes online, Completely rebuilding our website and adding a fully automated Online Auto Parts Store.
This means you can browse our online store from the comfort of your own home. In just a few clicks you are can buy the parts you need. Our express delivery Australia wide means you will see your parts ASAP. We hope to launch the website officially by the start of June 2018.
In terms of the wrecking industry in Australia and Toyota Wreckers in particular. We feel we are leading the industry. The quality & variety of Lexus & Toyota parts available is second to none & we continue to look for innovative ways to improve our service.
Whatever you need, Whether it's mechanical repairs, servicing, panel repairs or work requiring engineering we do it all. TOYLEX R Us is a one-stop shop for any Toyota vehicle.
Our guarantee to our customers is to continue to grow & improve to ensure you get what you need. Exciting times ahead for everyone involved with TOYLEX R Us.