GRAPEVINE, Texas National Pronto Association has announced the addition of Jack Young Co./Central Automotive Warehouse and Cerma Automotriz SA DE CV to the Pronto membership, effective Aug. 1.
Jack Young Co. was founded in the late 1940s as a one-man operation. It grew as a traditional jobbing store, but transitioned into a broad-based fleet specialist in the 1960s, becoming one of the largest such distributors in the northeast. Central Automotive Warehouse was established in 1962 as an independent traditional automotive WD, soliciting business from unaffiliated jobbers and car dealerships.
Both companies feature nationally branded products, and trade actively throughout the six New England states from single, separate locations. They are supported by a combined staff of 140 people, including 20 outside salespeople. Cerma Automotriz SA DE CV, headquartered in Veracruz, Mexico, has 16 company-owned stores that service the states of Veracruz, Tabasco and Chiapas. Sergio Cervantes and Anastacio Cervantes are the owners of the company.