Carparts Distribution Center Buys Motor Supply Co.

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Carparts Distribution Center Buys Motor Supply Co.

Carparts Distribution Center, an Auto Value affiliate of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Inc., has acquired Motor Supply Co. Effective April 1, 2019, the acquisition brings nine new stores and 69 additional Certified Service Centers to Carparts’ operations.  

“It is a great fit between the two companies,” says Stan Lewis, president of Carparts Distribution Center. “Both companies have long-term employees, great reputations in the marketplace, and knowledgeable people. We look forward to combining the strengths of the companies and moving forward for the long term.”   

Prior to the acquisition, the York family had owned and operated Motor Supply in Central Maine for more than 40 years. The family was a longtime valued customer of Carparts and shares with them a longstanding relationship of mutual respect. Because of that relationship, the acquisition will be accompanied by only minimal interruptions in the product offerings, Lewis said. 

Both companies have long histories of servicing customers with exceptional service, knowledge, and support. Carparts, headquartered in Plaistow, N.H., services people in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Connecticut. Motor Supply will bring in additional customers from Maine. Together, the two companies now operate 21 company stores, a satellite warehouse, and a main distribution center in Plaistow, and they employ 270 people.

“The York family is excited about joining forces with Carparts and we look forward to carrying on the Motor Supply tradition of offering great customer service to the people of Maine,” says Bob York, president of the Motor Supply Co.

By joining forces, Carparts and Motor Supply are excited to further their efforts in fulfilling the needs of customers with automotive and truck parts, paint and body supplies, tools and equipment, heavy-duty truck parts and specialty accessories.

Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper are part of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, a global distribution and marketing organization. Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper is the source for quality parts and service for parts stores and certified service centers throughout North America, Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Europe and China.  

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