MIRAMAR, Fla. Auto 7, a supplier of OEM-quality automotive parts for Hyundai, Kia and GM-Daewoo vehicles, recently honored XL Parts as its 2012 Distributor of the Year at XL Parts’ annual Customer Open House in Houston, Texas. The open house took place on Sunday, April 7.
Auto 7 President Steven Kruss, together with Senior Vice President Jim Murphey and Business Development Manager Joe Sotolongo, presented the award to Ali Attayi, president and CEO of XL Parts and Mike Thompson, vice president supply chain.
“XL Parts was Auto 7’s largest customer in 2012, both in terms of total sales volume and percentage growth year-over-year,” said Kruss. “They do an incredible job proactively promoting the Auto 7 brand at the customer level, and ensuring that our products are available within the critical 45-minute window their customers expect and require.”
Houston, Texas-based XL Parts is a member of the National Pronto Association and is the fastest-growing direct-to-the-installer parts supplier in the Houston, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Baton Rouge and Oklahoma City areas. Auto 7 is a preferred vendor for the National Pronto Association.
Auto 7, based in Miramar, Fla., is part of an international company that has been in business for 60 years. It supplies a wide array of Korean-made, OEM quality automotive parts that are ISO-14000, QS-9000 or ISO/TS-16949 certified, and many of which are not typically available in the traditional aftermarket supply chain.