HOUSTON, Texas XL Parts continues to expand its footprint in the Southwest. The Houston-based organization has now expanded into the Dallas, Fort Worth and Oklahoma City markets. The expansion comes as a result of acquisitions made at the end of 2008.
Since then, the company has added eight more locations to the Dallas-Ft. Worth market, with three more opening in the next 60 days, the company says. In Oklahoma City, XL Parts took an AC Delco/Motorcraft dealer expeditor and launched the XL aftermarket program in November of 2009. After exceeding expectations, two satellite locations were added in December 2010. In conjunction with this strategic expansion of its automotive aftermarket business outside of the Houston market, XL Parts has reached an agreement to sell its heavy duty operation, Fleet Supply Warehouse, to Fleet Pride. Ali Attayi, CEO of XL Parts, said, “Not only does this allow us to focus on our core business, but we are also exploring ongoing strategic partnerships with Fleet Pride to supply their automotive needs.”
The company added that 2010 was a record year in sales and profits, and it expects to see continued growth and expansion in the near and distant future.