Auto Plus Joins Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance

Auto Plus Joins Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance

All Auto Plus locations, both corporate and independently owned, will continue to operate under the Auto Plus brand.

Auto Plus, a leading U.S.-based distributor of automotive replacement parts, has joined the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance.

Auto Plus, with 325 corporate stores, 21 distribution centers and more than 4,000 team members, is part of Icahn Automotive Group. Auto Plus serves more than 400 bannered Auto Plus independent store owners, an additional 1,000 jobber stores and more than 20,000 professional service dealers.

“This is a significant milestone in the proud history of the Auto Plus organization and our customer family,” said Joe Ferrer, president of Auto Plus. “As an Alliance shareholder, we will be able to leverage additional, leading-edge marketing tools, technology solutions and other resources to maximize the power of our brands and programs in every market we serve.”

All Auto Plus locations, both corporate and independently owned, will continue to operate under the Auto Plus brand. Additionally, Auto Extra, Color Extra, Pro Stop and Pro Line will remain the company’s private-label product offerings. 

The Auto Plus Independent Store Program and the Auto Plus Professional Service Center platform – which has more than 2,500 service center members – will benefit from additional marketing tools and other resources available to Alliance shareholder businesses.

“The Alliance is thrilled to announce Auto Plus as the newest shareholder to the Alliance. Auto Plus has a strong footprint with an equally strong brand,” said John R. Washbish, president and CEO of the Alliance. “We look forward to assisting Auto Plus in their significant sales and growth strategy through the utilization of our marketing programs and information technology tools.”

You May Also Like

HDA Truck Pride Welcomes Superior Diesel

Superior Diesel has locations in Waterman and DeKalb, Illinois.

Superior Diesel

HDA Truck Pride said it has expanded its footprint in Illinois with the addition of Superior Diesel Inc.

Founded in 1979, Superior Diesel started as a modest gas station with three bay doors servicing mostly automotive vehicles and farm trucks.

Over the years, the station removed the gas pumps and switched its attention to heavy-duty parts and service. Superior Diesel now has two locations in Waterman and DeKalb offering a comprehensive range of services to keep trucks and trailers on the move.

Federated to Sponsor DIRTcar Nationals, World of Outlaws in 2024

Federated also will sponsor the World of Outlaws work area and serve as a major associate sponsor on Shark Racing’s No. 1 World of Outlaws sprint car driven by Logan Schuchart.

federated dirt car nationals
Registration Open for HDA Truck Pride Annual Meeting

The annual meeting is scheduled for April 17-20 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center. 

HDA Truck Pride Gaylord
The Alliance Promotes JC Washbish to President

The promotion is effective Jan. 1.

JC Washbish
Alliance CVHD Honors Gorilla Brake with Heavy-Duty Hauler Award

The award recognizes a heavy-duty channel partner that goes above and beyond with customer support, quality products and effective fill rates for the Alliance CVHD program.

CVHD Gorilla Brake

Other Posts

Selling Wheel Bearings and Hub Units to DIFM Customers

Using premium wheel bearings means fewer customer comebacks.

Wheel Bearings
Loaded Steering Knuckles Are a Time-Saving Solution

Any tool, part or installation technique that expedites the repair process is worth its weight in gold. 

Loaded Steering Knuckles
NPW Acquires New Jersey Auto Parts Tamiami Location in Miami

The Tamiami store will transition to the Johnny’s Auto Parts brand.

HDA Truck Pride Adds Bayview Group in Canada

The Bayview Group is a second-generation family-owned business that has served Atlantic Canada for more than 50 years.

Bayview Group