LENEXA, Kan. Automotive Parts Associates (APA) has announced the addition of Aftermarket Parts Solutions as its newest member. Aftermarket Parts Solutions joined APA in early August.
Aftermarket Parts Solutions is a two-step distributor, serving mainly brake and front end technicians. This newest addition to the APA program group has an interesting story. Owner Phillip Sadowski’s family closed their 30-year-old business for a few years, but when faithful customers began begging him to reopen it, he did. Sadowski was familiar with the parts industry, having worked as a product manager for Hella and Dorman. He’s now running two Virginia locations in Richmond and Virginia Beach.
Sadowski said, “I’m very confident I made the right choice by joining APA, as every manufacturer rep I talk to always has had good things to say about the group.”
“We’re always pleased when independents recognize APA’s membership benefits and make the commitment to become shareholders,” said Vice President of Program Development Bill Cook.
Automotive Parts Associates Inc. is a member-owned cooperative made up of more than 111 member shareholders, distributing auto parts from 186 warehouse locations with a total of 412 company owned stores. APA shareholders create more than $1 billion of purchasing power annually.