ROANOKE, Va. Advance Auto Parts has completed the acquisition of BWP Distributors Inc., in an all-cash transaction.
BWP, a privately held company that supplies, markets and distributes automotive aftermarket parts and products principally to commercial customers, was founded in 1962 and is based in Armonk, N.Y. BWP operates or supplies 216 locations in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. According to Advance, this acquisition will enable the company to continue its expansion in the Northeast, which continues to be a strategic growth area for Advance.
As a result of the closing of this transaction, Advance will operate 124 BWP company-owned stores and will transfer the rights to distribute to 92 independently owned locations to an affiliate of General Parts International Inc. (GPI). Additionally, Advance will continue to operate two of BWP’s distribution centers in Sutton, Mass., and Delran, N.J.