About Us

About Us

The National Associated Retail Traders of Australia was established in 1965 and is the largest independent electrical buying group in Australasia. With 15 AU members in Australia and 5 in New Zealand, the combined buying power of more than AU$6+ Billion provides a group of strong generalist retailers to category dominant specialistsdelivering a wide range of products and services. A business built on the foundation of buying that incorporates an integrated service model to provide sustainability to our members and value to our suppliers.

Full suite of ATL and
BTL marketing services

Integration across partners

National Product Review

$51 million in savings

$550 million taken to tender

Delivered up to 51% savings

Over $6+ billion at retail

$3.2 billion in core purchases

32% market share

Global reputation

Sales reporting to SKU/store level

Market reporting

Forecasting capabilities for the NARTA channel





Our vision is to be the most progressive buying and service group in the world. Collectively we deliver value and profitability to both our retailers and brand partners, that alone they would not achieve. Our mission is producing results that will sustain our retailers in the long-term, forming our core values to generate results to bring our vision to life.

Our core values drive the behaviours and actions that help deliver our vision.

Integrity and Honesty

Be truthful, trustful and do what is right. This ensures our foundation for strong and successful relationships.


Deliver on objectives you’ve set. Meet every deadline and be accountable for your conduct and actions.


Always be part of the success. To achieve our goals, share your ideas, respect each other and work together.

Cost effective

Be efficient and strategic in your role to achieve outstanding results.