Supercheap Auto has reopened its doors on Queen St. PHOTO/SOUMYA BHAMIDIPATI

Story by Soumya Bhamidipati

Supercheap Auto reopened its Masterton store on Saturday, five months after it closed its doors.

The organisation’s New Zealand business manager Mat Northway said it was exciting to see things fall into place.

“One of our proudest moments as a business is that we’ve managed to keep 100 per cent of our team.”

While some staff had relocated temporarily to other stores, others had been working from home on “special projects” with the company’s Australian head office.

The new store was 300 square metres, about half the size of the previous store, with plans to extend it in future.

Northway had reviewed past sales at the former Masterton branch to ensure popular products would be stocked, despite the new store’s smaller size.

“We’ve worked to make sure they’re the most common things people have bought in the past.”

The company’s refurbishment team was on-site working with staff on Friday, putting on the final touches and preparing for what was expected to be a busy day.

“We’ve been very humbled to realise how much the people of Masterton want us back. You can’t walk down the street without people grabbing you and asking, when are you open?”