Federated Auto Parts Distributors and National Pronto Association Announce Merger - Engine Builder Magazine

Federated Auto Parts Distributors and National Pronto Association Announce Merger

National Pronto Association and Federated Auto Parts have announced a merger of efforts and resources in a number of key areas with a focus on being “best in class” in providing overall value and support within the auto care industry.

131413THEGROUPj_00000079681National Pronto Association and Federated Auto Parts have announced a merger of efforts and resources in a number of key areas with a focus on being “best in class” in providing overall value and support within the auto care industry.  This newly formed organization will be known as “Automotive Parts Services Group” or simply, “The Group.”

“This association is based on the desire to continually improve services and value for the entire set of Pronto and Federated suppliers, members and customers throughout the aftermarket,” explained Bill Maggs, CEO of National Pronto Association.

“We believe it provides increased value for our constituents and a foundation for continued success in serving the industry,” said Rusty Bishop, CEO of Federated Auto Parts. “Both Pronto and Federated headquarters will remain in place and continue to support their respective members’ needs and marketing programs while progressing to shared resources in all areas that offer efficiencies and improvement opportunities to remain competitive in a changing market.”

“Recognizing the industry is evolving faster than ever, we wanted to take a proactive stance to lead the traditional automotive distribution channel into the future. Both Pronto and Federated are thriving and growing organizations. By combining two of the major program groups, we will be positioned to compete successfully in our rapidly consolidating industry,” added Maggs.

“Our members have significant investments in our marketing names (Federated and Pronto) plus numerous support programs,” said Larry Pavey, president of Federated Auto Parts. “We will build on that strong history and are confident we will make a more profound impact in the market working together.”

“The Pronto and Federated affiliation will provide meaningful benefits for our members and vendors,” said Yvan Domingue, chairman of National Pronto Association. “We are always looking for continuous improvement in all areas of our business and this union is a logical next step toward ensuring our mutual continued success.”

The combined organization will operate more than 5,000 locations in North America with estimated member revenue of approximately $7 billion.

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