Good Quality Radiators Australia | About Us

Radiator Direct is a division of Zig Zag Trading Pty Ltd (ZZT) a specialist importer, wholesaler and product designer of automotive and industrial radiators and associated thermal control components. Founded in 2008, but with industry experience dating back to the late 1980's, Radiator Direct has experienced consistent growth since inception through three main business areas;

Rapid Cool Radiators - a well regarded brand of heavy duty radiators to suit 4X4 and classic car applications as well as a coordinator of tailored thermal control product design and contract manufacturing solutions.

Radiator Direct - a parts identification help desk and supplier of radiators and associated engine cooling and thermal control products.

Nissens - one of the largest and most recognised brands of aftermarket radiators and associated thermal control products in the world. Nissens specialise in high quality products and have a range of over 10,000 radiators, condensers, charge air coolers, compressors and other engine cooling and climate control parts.

Since 2012 Radiator Direct has been the proud agent for Australia and New Zealand for the extensive range of high quality Nissens radiators and A/C components. In keeping with Nissens motto to deliver the difference, Radiator Direct's own motto 'the better cooling solution' is exactly how we go about our business. We strive to not only deliver high quality replacement parts, but we go to extreme efforts to ensure we offer our customers the best possible supply solution. Radiator Direct delivers the difference by only offering high quality fit for purpose products, in many cases we offer higher performance versions of the original part. While high quality and performance are not prerequisites for all customers, at Radiator Direct we only sell products we are happy to put our name to, even at the lower price point level of our product offer. Our reputation for being industry experts who standby our products is testament to this fact. In keeping with offering different and better products, in 2014 we became a distributor of the High Performance range of Evans nonaqueous coolants. With a boiling point of 190°C Evans sits nicely alongside our other quality products.

Radiator Direct is 100% Australian owned and is managed by Michael Cotton one of the founding Directors of Zig Zag Trading. The business is made up of a passionate team of automotive engine cooling experts. Small enough to provide a personalised service with a high level of product and industry expertise, but organised and professional enough to provide solutions to a diverse range of customers, from vehicle owners, radiator and air conditioning repair workshops, through to some of the largest automotive parts resellers in Australasia. We offer a combination of one off sales of products we carry in stock, a parts finding service, whereby we buy in products to fulfil our customers’ requirements, we do this from both local and overseas vendors, and also full container loads (FCL) of products often private labelled on a wholesale basis. Our main product lines are radiators, condensers, inter coolers (charge air coolers), heaters, compressors, coolant, hose clamps and overflow bottles.

Radiator Direct is based in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne Australia and offer products and services on a national and international basis.

"Our competitive advantage is our product knowledge. We specialise in high quality products at surprisingly competitive prices. We genuinely want to help our customers. We believe if we help you, you will help us. We look forward to doing business." Michael Cotton


Radiator Direct Mission Statement

To be the preferred supplier of our customers by understanding their requirements and delivering a distinctly different and better solution.
We support and nurture customer, supplier and staff relationships.
We want to help. We will provide the highest level of service delivered by knowledgeable, friendly and helpful staff.