The Kloster Story

In 1934, the Kloster Motor Group was founded by Christian Henry (Harry) Kloster, on the desire to ensure equity of transport and opportunity for communities of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley.

1890 - 1919

1890 - 1919

Christian Henry 'Harry' Kloster was one of the early innovators in the Australian automotive industry working for the Dalgety company who were importing vehicles and vehicle bodies for assembly in the 1890s.

Harry founded Standardised Motors Limited with the Macquarie Street dealership boasting what was considered to be the finest car showroom in Sydney.

1930

1930

Harry Kloster saw the potential to expand the business to the Newcastle and Hunter Valley region. He was convinced that the era of 'the motor car is a luxury' was passing.

1934 - 1936

1934 - 1936

The first Klosters showroom opened at 335 Hunter Street, but within the first year Harry invested in the design and construction of a purpose-built facility "with frontages to Darby and King Streets, Newcastle". The building was luxuriously appointed with the showroom facing Darby Street and the delivery and service facilities facing King Street. 

1939

1939

By the late-1930s, Klosters moved used vehicle sales to the corner of Tudor and Gordon Streets in Hamilton.

1950

1950

Kloster's spare parts business was expanding with deliveries being made by plane from the old Newcastle Aero Club at Broadmeadow to country areas of NSW. 

1965

1965

Major building works commenced in 1965 to build a modern, new showroom with a glass-curtain wall, and this building is still the home of Kloster Ford today. 

1984

1984

1984 sees the addition of premium brand BMW to the Kloster group.

2007

2007

The acquisition of The Kloster Group by AP Eagers in 2007 saw the group become part of Australia's oldest listed pure automotive retail organisation.

2009

2009

A brand new building in Newcastle West for Kloster BMW and Kloster MINI Garage.

NOW

2017

Our People:

Careers

At Klosters, our success is driven by our people and shared vision for our company values of Authenticity, Integrity, Innovation, Wisdom, Respect, and Fun.

We offer a range of benefits and training and development programs to increase individual skills and knowledge so that our employees can reach their full potential.

Read more on the benefits of working for AP Eagers and The Kloster Group.

Our current positions vacant are listed on Seek.

 

 

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