Aftermarket Auto Parts Distributors
ACL Distribution Names Larry Berger Jr. as Gasket Product Manager

Berger has responsibility for selling, marketing and procurement of the Ajusa gasket line for the United States and Canada and will oversee the sales activities of ACL’s sales force.

Hot Shot’s Secret Expands Distribution to Walmart, O’Reilly, Summit Racing Equipment

The new distribution deal adds to the company’s growing list of mass-merchant retailers, online performance retailers and automotive chain retailers that offer Hot Shot’s Secret-branded products.

Auto-Wares Adds Romulus Auto Supply in Michigan to its Network

The acquisition marks the ninth store location in the last 12 months for Auto-Wares.

The State of Aftermarket Distribution: Staying Involved Is Key to Survival

Technology, consolidation and e-commerce are changing the landscape. But there’s another issue that could become an even bigger threat for independent distributors.

Being Savvy Means Nothing if You Have No Integrity

Is a person still as good as his or her word, or has this sentiment lost its meaning in the competitive, fast-paced world we live in today?

General Motors Breaks Ground on $65 Million Parts-Processing Facility in Burton, Michigan

When the facility opens in early 2019, it will be the company’s main induction point in the United States for ACDelco and Genuine GM service parts that need to be unitized and packaged for sale, according to GM.

Sanel Auto Parts Joins NAPA, Adds Eight Locations In Northeast

The Segal family will continue to own and operate the company, which will be called Sanel NAPA.

Jim Griffith, AutoZone’s Head Of Store Operations, To Retire Next Year

Griffith joined AutoZone in 1987 as a part timer and has held several positions in store operations, including store manager, district manager, regional manager and vice president of stores.

Openbay, eBay Motors Expand Online Parts Sales To Automotive Repair Shops

Openbay announced it has partnered with eBay Motors to enable repair shops to browse a selection of millions of automotive parts and accessories in its online marketplace.

Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association Announces Three Officer Appointments

The Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) announced the election of several new officers to the association’s executive committee.

FleetPride Announces Grand Opening Of New Branch In Mount Crawford, Va.

FleetPride, the nation’s largest independent distributor of aftermarket heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, announced the grand opening of a new branch in Mount Crawford, Va., near Harrisonburg.

FinishMaster Opens First Branch in Nashville

FinishMaster, an independent distributor of automotive paints, coatings and related accessories in the United States, has opened its first location in Nashville.