Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp., has acquired the Beck/Arnley brand.
Based in Smyrna, Tenn., Beck/Arnley is a provider of premium OE quality parts and fluids for foreign nameplate vehicles in North America. Federal-Mogul Motorparts says the purchase marks a significant product line expansion that is consistent with its strategy to deliver the broadest range of high quality products to the global independent aftermarket.
The acquisition, which is effective immediately, adds several complementary product lines to the Federal-Mogul Motorparts product portfolio, such as Beck/Arnley fluids, engine management, cooling, electrical parts and electronic components.
In addition, the acquisition adds additional foreign nameplate coverage to Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ current offerings. To ensure continued operational excellence, Beck/Arnley will maintain its own team and independent distribution organization in Smyrna.
“We welcome the employees of Beck/Arnley to the Federal-Mogul Motorparts team. With this acquisition, we’re adding a recognized and successful foreign nameplate brand to Federal-Mogul’s existing globally-recognized brand portfolio,” says Paul Stanecki, vice president, quality & aftermarket solutions, Federal-Mogul Motorparts.
“We’re also adding a nimble, successful organization to our own, which will help us continue to meet the needs of automotive service providers, who will now benefit from the addition of well-respected Beck/Arnley products to Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ extensive product portfolio. Federal-Mogul Motorparts also brings its research and development, engineering, global sourcing, sales and marketing capabilities to the table, which we believe will expand Beck/Arnley’s reach and in the market,” says Stanecki.
Founded in 1914, Beck/Arnley's broad product offering for the aftermarket is organized into six areas: brake and chassis, electrical, clutch and driveline, engine management, engine parts, and filtration and cooling systems.
The company has experienced several changes in ownership in recent years. Federal-Mogul Motorparts purchased Beck/Arnley from Icahn Enterprises L.P. (which outbid Bridgestone Americas Inc. for Pep Boys-Manny, Moe & Jack in 2015). Icahn purchased Beck/Arnley in 2015 from Uni-Select Inc.
Says Stanecki, “Through the combination of our two organizations, our customers will now have streamlined access to OE-pedigree parts from Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ global operations, thus expanding and strengthening Beck/Arnley’s OE quality product offerings which are so critical to the foreign nameplate market.”
Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899 and maintains its worldwide headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. The company employs nearly 50,000 in 34 countries. For more information, visit www.FMMotorparts.com.