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GPI will supply independent CARQUEST stores throughout BWP Northeast territory

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 12:40
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General Parts International, Inc. (GPI), a primary wholesale distributor of quality automotive aftermarket parts, supplies and equipment in North America announced that it has assumed the rights to distribute to 92 independently owned CARQUEST Auto Parts stores, currently being serviced by B.W.P. Distributors, Inc. (BWP).  GPI now serves close to 3,000 stores throughout the United States and Canada. Additionally, GPI will operate BWP’s Armonk, New York distribution center.

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BWP, a privately held company that supplies, markets, and distributes automotive aftermarket parts and products principally to commercial customers, was founded in 1962 and is based in Armonk, New York. BWP currently operates or supplies 216 locations in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. 

“We are excited about this transaction and committed to serve the independent CARQUEST Auto Parts store owners in the Northeast formerly served by BWP and expand service in that region,” says GPI President and CEO Temple Sloan, III.


CARQUEST Auto Parts has nearly 3,000 locations throughout North America. CARQUEST Auto Parts is a premier supplier of replacement products, accessories, supplies and equipment for virtually all makes and models of automobiles, as well as light and heavy-duty trucks, off-road equipment, buses, recreational vehicles and agricultural equipment. Additionally, CARQUEST Auto Parts distributes and sells tools, equipment, chemicals, paint and accessories. For more information, please visit

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