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Kent Automotive announces Ford, General Motors OEM approvals, recommended parts

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 06:00
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Kent Automotive, a brand of Lawson Products, Inc., and a leading distributor of high-performance products and inventory management solutions to collision centers, automotive OEMs, and new and used car dealerships announced it has received additional OEM endorsements. Kent Automotive offers more than 80 Ford and General Motors OEM approved and OEM recommended parts and products for vehicle repair.

Kent Automotive products that are tested to confirm they meet the OEM’s specifications and high performance standards receive endorsements that may appear in OEM repair procedures and in Service Bulletins issued by auto manufacturers. Kent Automotive OEM approved and recommended products include select adhesives, automotive coatings, cleaners, connectors, lubricants, rust preventatives, and sealers.  Kent’s newest OEM approved product by Ford is the Kent® Quick Seal MSP Seam Sealer, an MS polymer-based seam sealer designed for all automotive surfaces and paint systems. Other OEM approved sealers are Kent Automotive’s Flex-E-6000TM and Flex-E-6001TM. Kent’s Flex-E-6001™ is a high strength, fast curing self-leveling epoxy sealer developed with Ford Motor Company, for Ford SUVs and Mini Vans. Kent® DTM High Build Seam Sealer, a heavy-body, two-part seam sealer designed for exterior and interior applications, is General Motors recommended.

“Using OEM approved products is of the utmost importance to ensuring the safe, high-quality vehicle repair Certified Collision Center is known for,” said Victor Lima, general operations manager/business development, Certified Collision Center. “Being able to source more of these and other materials from Kent will allow us to better serve our customers.”

"We take great pride in working with automakers like General Motors and Ford on innovative, high-quality products used in off line repair and as listed in Service Bulletins,” said Matt Brown, senior vice president, sales, Lawson Products. “We are dedicated to ensuring our customers benefit from access to more high-quality products including a vast selection of highly engineered, high-performance private-label and OEM approved products.”

To aid in customer communication, OEM approved and OEM recommended icons will appear on Kent Automotive’s website product pages, in the company’s catalog supplement and other marketing materials, as well as on product labels.

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