For Immediate Release
Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Announces Two New Members
SAN ANTONIO (December 21, 2011) – The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance (The Alliance) announces the addition of National Auto Parts Warehouse and Autopartes El Progreso as new members of their group, effective Decemeber 1, 2011. National Auto Parts Warehouse (NPW) of Miami, FL joins as the newest Bumper to Bumper shareholder member and Autopartes El Progreso (El Progreso) of La Paz, BCS, Mexico joins as the newest Auto Value shareholder member.
NPW currently operates five (5) warehouse facilities across the United States in Florida and California, and El Progreso operates one warehouse facility in La Paz, and four (4) company-owned parts stores in the extreme Southern region of Baja California Sur, with a fifth scheduled to open in 2012.
"We are honored and delighted to announce the addition of National Auto Parts Warehouse and Autopartes El Progreso as new shareholder members of Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance," stated John R. Washbish, President and CEO of the Alliance. "Their membership reinforces our group's commitment to independent warehouse distribution, and their profiles perfectly match the high standards we have for acceptance into our group. Larry Pacey and his team at NPW have a well-established record of successful growth as an independent warehouse in our market, while Humberto Osuna represents the third generation of family ownership at El Progreso. El Progreso's recent growth can be directly attributed to the team Humberto has built and the leadership he provides."
"Joining the Alliance as a Bumper to Bumper WD represents a tremendous opportunity for us at NPW," said NPW's President and CEO, Larry Pacey. "We are looking to continue to grow and expand our business, and affiliation with the Alliance group and their superior technology suite, private label product development, and overall buying and marketing strength made the most practical sense for us. They can, and already have supported us in ways other groups simply cannot," Pacey continued.
"It is quite an honor to become an Auto Value member," stated El Progreso's President, Humberto Osuna. "Their program is well known throughout Mexico, and their Mexico shareholder members are the best operators in our Country. Our company and our family are very proud to be associated with the Alliance."
About Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc.
Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper is part of Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, one of the largest auto parts distribution and marketing organizations in the world. As the source for quality parts and service for over 2,300 parts stores and over 2,900 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.
About National Auto Parts Warehouse
Larry Pacey, President and CEO, started National Auto Parts Warehouse in 1969, as a carburetor rebuilder. Larry's participation in NHRA, IHRA, and AHRA drag racing led National to become a premier warehouse distributor for speed equipment and performance product lines. Also known as National Performance Warehouse or NPW, the company has enjoyed stability and strong growth for over forty years, and now serves all of Florida and South Georgia as well as parts of Central and Southern California.
About Autopartes El Progreso
The Osuna family began their business ventures in La Paz in 1930. They became dedicated to automotive parts distribution in 1956. In 1972, the name was changed to Recafacciones y Accesorios El Progreso S. A. to include the incorporation of the company, and in 1984, upon the opening of a 12,600 sq. ft. facility in La Paz, they became Autopartes El Progreso SA de CV. They currently operate a warehouse and four company-owned stores, with a fifth location scheduled to open in 2012.