First Brands Group Purchases Centric Parts
First Brands Group has acquired Centric Parts, a manufacturer and supplier of replacement brake components, whose labels include Centric, C-TEK, Posi Quiet and StopTech.
“We are excited to add Centric Parts to our market-leading portfolio of aftermarket brands,” said Guy Andrysick, president of aftermarket for First Brands Group. “The addition of Centric Parts significantly expands our caliper capacity and breadth of catalog, and it positions us as the clear market leader in aftermarket braking. The acquisition has strengthened our supplier position to support all customers with one of the most comprehensive portfolios of replacement products in the North American automotive aftermarket.”
“With its highly recognized brand, quality products and established reputation, I am confident that Centric will succeed as part of a larger global organization with deep expertise and valued relationships across the industry,” said Tribby Warfield, CEO of APC Automotive Technologies.
First Brands Group now includes nine brands: Raybestos complete brake solutions, Centric Parts replacement brake components, Fram filtration products, LuberFiner filtration products, Trico wiper blades, Anco wiper blades, Carter fuel and water pumps, Autolite spark plugs, and StrongArm lift supports.