Auto Parts Alliance Affiliation
The Alliance is one of the largest auto parts distribution and marketing organizations in the world. As the source for quality parts and service for over 5,000 parts stores and certified service centers throughout North America, the Alliance prides itself on responding to the individual automotive needs of each customer and providing proven, quality service.
Flying the Auto Value or Bumper to Bumper banner, each parts store and certified service center offers quality products through major name brand manufacturing partners and its own PartsMaster® product line that provides OE quality in fit, form and function. For the paint and auto body industry, Auto Body Master® products are the highest quality available and are competitively priced.
In order to combine their purchasing power and negotiate the best products at the lowest possible costs, the shareholders of the Alliance decided to establish APW. A major benefit of opening their own warehouse is that shareholders are able to purchase smaller quantities for their individual locations on a regular basis. Thus, APW buys products in large volumes, truck and container loads and redistributes to over 105 warehouse locations weekly.
Since its inception in 1999, APW's volume has continually grown with 2012 sales forecasted to top $80 million. With its continued growth, APW is a proven asset for the Alliance shareholders in the automotive aftermarket today and well into the future.
APW is governed by a ten-member Board of Directors of Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance. Daily operations are managed by a local vice president and general manager. The product management team at APW works hand-in-hand with the Alliance Product Committee made up of selected shareholders. The committee reviews new products and determines whether a product will be added to the APW offering.
With its own buyers and marketing staff, an independent catalog for its service line products and a team of customer service individuals, APW is facing a strong, solid future of continued growth, increased sales and satisfied shareholders.
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