GERMANTOWN, Tenn. Auto-Pak Ltd, dba as Benson Auto Parts, has joined the Automotive Distribution Network, according to Mike Lambert, President of the Network. Benson Auto Parts is a 100 percent Canadian-owned chain of independent automotive parts stores based in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada.
“This is a beneficial situation for everyone involved,” Lambert said. “We’re confident that Benson will provide us with valuable representation in their area as we continue to grow ourselves.”
Benson Auto Parts was founded in 1953 and now has 70 Auto Parts stores across Western Quebec and Eastern Ontario, in addition to fully equipped machine shops, tire centers, truck shops, and a large distribution center in Cornwall. Benson is now owned by the third-generation of the Benson family, Marty Benson.
“We’ve been stepping up our marketing and purchasing efforts the last few years and joining the Network is the next logical step for us,” Benson said. “We feel that this move will not only help strengthen our existing customer base but enable us to expand into other segments.”
The Automotive Distribution Network is one of the largest program groups in the automotive aftermarket, consisting of 40 members and 230 WD locations throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada.