The Automotive Distribution Network continues to extend the Auto Pride brand nationwide with the recent signings of Champion Brands in Clinton, Missouri, and Harbor Point Supply in Port Washington, New York.
“Champion Brands and Harbor Point Supply are companies on the move, with the need to expand their product lines and enhance their excellent customer service,” said Cora Roark, director of Auto Pride. “As The Network expands in regions primed for growth, these two new Auto Pride members reflect the group’s commitment to signing growing companies in the Northeast and in the Midwest.”
Champion Brands, originally Lowe Oil Co. founded by Ralph Lowe in 1956, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants. Champion produces and blends more than 300 products, including fuel, brake fluid, oil and engine additives and lubricants for the automotive, heavy-truck, agricultural and specialty markets.
Champion’s Clinton, Missouri, headquarters – just 75 miles southeast of Kansas City – is ideal for timely, cost-effective service and distribution. The company’s distribution network reaches approximately 400 miles around Kansas City, covering 30 routes to better serve customers. With both Champion-branded and major-branded bulk oil and case goods, the company strives to accommodate the needs of a diverse customer base. Champion’s 450,000-square-foot plant accommodates more than 1 million gallons of bulk storage with convenient rail siding.
“The amazing benefits of joining The Network have made this one of the best decisions I have made as a buyer,” said Jason Hardinger, purchasing agent for Champion Brands. “The diversity of the programs, great pricing and rebate programs are really helping our bottom line. Their customer service is second to none, and out of all the other program groups I researched, ADN has by far the most benefits in my opinion.”
For more than 75 years, through multiple changes, Harbor Point Supply has been New York’s premier provider of shop supplies to dealerships, independent repair shops and fleets. The company currently services New York City, Long Island, Upstate New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Business continues to grow through knowledge and reliable service for the highest-quality supplies and products.
“Although we’ve only been with Auto Pride a short time, The Network staff and manufacturer partners have been incredibly helpful as we continue to grow and add lines that will open some new doors for our company,” said Russ Balber, president of Harbor Point Supply.
The Automotive Distribution Network HQ operates under the brands of Parts Plus, Parts Plus Mexico, IAPA and Auto Pride.