The Automotive Distribution Network continues to extend Auto Pride’s presence along the East Coast with the recent signings of two new members who serve customers throughout New York’s five boroughs: Brooklyn-based South Shore Auto Parts and Long Island City’s E&Y Distributors.
“The Network is proud to welcome aboard these two thriving, New York family owned businesses whose commitment to outstanding service and customer relationships complements Auto Pride’s mission very well,” said Cora Roark, the group’s director of Auto Pride.
With sons Louis Jr., Andrew and Christopher rotating as general managers at each of South Shore’s locations, owner Lou Cretella said his company will leverage The Network’s relationships with its manufacturer strategic partners and the group’s IT solutions to add top name-brand parts to its inventory and better serve its customer base. South Shore Auto Parts serves customers throughout Queens, Long Island and Staten Island.
Yoav Agayev, founder and president of E&Y Distributors, built his business from scratch in the early 1990s, out-hustling his competitors to earn the business of New York’s recession-proof fleets, garages and companies leasing yellow-cab medallion taxis. Today, E&Y’s 50 employees work together to make more than 100 daily deliveries out of its 30,000-square-foot warehouse in Long Island City.
The Automotive Distribution Network, headquartered in Germantown, Tennessee, operates under the brands of Parts Plus, Parts Plus Mexico, IAPA and Auto Pride.