Auric began his mechanical apprenticeship at his father’s VW workshop in 1983. After completing his apprenticeship at Giltrap European in Auckland, he worked for Continental Car Services and later moved to London where he managed a European vehicle repair garage for five years. On his return to NZ in 1998, he worked for Bill Tapper European, before starting up Autohaus European. During his time in Autohaus European (1998 - 2014), he started to build a small range of specialist tools for hire. Starting with this base Auric started to grow the parts and tool side of the business. Eventually, All Euro Parts became a brand in its own right and Autohaus was sold to Adrian Sutton, who had worked with Auric for 10 years. To this day the two businesses work closely together, having a workshop onsite is a big advantage.