The Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) honored its top supplier partners during its first combined member meeting held April 9-12 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas.
Standard Motor Products (SMP) was honored as Outstanding Vendor of the Year and five additional supplier partners received special recognition from The Group for exceptional support in key categories important to the membership.
- Outstanding Vendor of the Year – Standard Motor Products (SMP)
- Sales Representation Support Vendor of the Year – KYB
- Marketing Excellence Vendor of the Year – Dorman
- Excellence in Education & Training Vendor of the Year – AVI
- Service Level Excellence Vendor of the Year – Hastings
- Catalog & Product Data Excellence – Bosch.
“We are very fortunate to work with so many extraordinary suppliers who are committed to the success of Pronto and Federated members,” said Larry Pavey, CEO, Automotive Parts Services Group. ”We congratulate these six award winners who stand out for their demonstrated excellence and thank all of our vendor partners for their continued support of The Group and its programs.”
More than 650 members, vendors and associates participated in The Group meeting, attending a series of general sessions and informational meetings as well as participating in a lively vendor expo.
About Automotive Parts Services Group
The Automotive Parts Services Group, also known as The Group, was created by the merger of efforts and resources of the Federated and Pronto program groups on behalf of their respective members, creating one of the largest automotive parts supply networks in North America. For more information, visit www.thegroupapsg.com.
Federated Auto Parts, headquartered in Staunton, Virginia, is one of the largest auto parts distribution and marketing organizations in North America. Federated is dedicated to supporting its customers with quality name brand parts, programs designed to grow their businesses, and experienced people who are knowledgeable in today’s evolving automotive technology. For more information, visit www.Federatedautoparts.com.
National Pronto Association is a North American organization headquartered in Grapevine, Texas and consisting of 92 shareholder owners. Pronto was formed in 1979 and is a leading automotive program distribution group with a focus on marketing, technology and buying. The group is a founding member of 1Parts Global Aftermarket Services, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. Pronto members distribute name brand, OE and Pronto exclusive brand products. Pronto members are located in Canada, United States, Mexico and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit www.Pronto-Net.com.