GERMANTOWN, Tenn. The Automotive Distribution Network continues to sign new Parts Plus members nationwide, with the recent additions of San Fernando, Calf.-based Automotive Parts Wholesale Inc. (APW) and Pittsburgh-based Industrial Engine & Supply Inc.
“The signings of two growing companies like APW and Industrial Engine & Supply are indicative of the Network’s commitment to expanding the Parts Plus identity into thriving marketplaces across the country,” said Mike Lambert, president of the Network.
APW joined Parts Plus to bolster its efforts as the company continues to expand its footprint and strengthen its presence in the two-step market, said Tony Nasrallah, president.
“As the mass merchandisers are marketing aggressively to the local installer, APW is reaching beyond our current marketplace,” Nasrallah said. “With Parts Plus, we can expand and diversify our wholesale business.”
For Industrial Engine & Supply, the transition to Parts Plus is an extension of the company’s philosophy of being much more than a source of supply, according to Stan Stapinski, president.
“In addition to quality parts, we’ve prided ourselves on being a service provider,” Stapinski said. “We feel that the Network’s national marketing programs will enable us to more effectively serve our customer base as we continue to grow our business.”