The ATA Story
Auto Trans Australia was established by Joe Vasile in 1984 to specialise in transmissions for all European and Japanese vehicles. From small beginnings in a workshop in the Eastern suburbs of Sydney, the company has grown to become one of the largest automatic transmissions specialists in Australia.
Like any true specialist, Joe is passionate about providing a quality product and over the years has worked to improve industry standards and develop innovative, quality products and services that keep pace with vehicle technology. In 2001, Joe introduced The Converter Shop and quickly built a reputation as a torque converter specialist remanufacturer with converters that set the benchmark for the industry.
In 2007 ATA relocated to warehouse premises in Alexandria and since then has expanded to employ 16 staff and operate a remanufacturing facility plus a separate workshop for servicing and repairs for retail customers. In recent years this facility has been updated to include the very latest diagnostic and testing equipment.
ATA supplies transmission repairers from all over Australia with incomparable workmanship, extremely complex transmissions and top quality reconditioned valve bodies and is the preferred provider of automatic transmission services to major clients including Australia wide dealers for Audi, BMW, Volvo, Saab, Volkswagen, Mercedes, Renault, Citroen, Nissan, Porsche and Subaru.
Our vision is to be the best transmission specialist in the eyes of our customers, team, and our competitors.
There is always a solution
At ATA we love problem solving and like to think no job is too hard. Over nearly 30 years of working with transmissions there is not much that Joe hasn’t seen. His experience with luxury brands is second to none and he loves the challenge of a tricky job. Of course, we are happy to take on any transmission job but as specialists we pride ourselves on our ability to find the right solution fast. So the next time you come across a tricky job save yourself time, money and a whole lot of headaches and contact ATA straight away.
Get it right the first time
From the moment you call ATA you are in safe hands. We understand that our trade clients have customers who are relying on them to get the job done. From diagnostics to the dispatch of the job we have developed efficient systems to make sure that every job is processed quickly and you are kept up to date with progress. Our production line process includes quality checks at every stage so you can be confident that when a job leaves the workshop it’s done right.
Invest in excellence
We believe if you want to be the best you have to invest in expertise, equipment and your team. We regularly visit International trade shows like Auto Mechanica and Rematec to make sure we are up to date with the latest trends and advancements in our industry. We train our own staff, tapping into Joe’s years of experience, plus expertise from manufacturers and international experts like Bill Henney PhD FIMI from the UK. In fact, a number of our staff have been with us for more than 15 years and our torque converter specialist Val is recognized as the “go to” and the most precise engineer in the trade. Most importantly we have invested in equipment like the Hydra Test Valve Body testing and calibrating machine and Axi-line Dynamometer.