Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Names Centric “Outstanding Shipper”
(Industry, Calif. - January 4, 2017) Centric Parts, North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of OE and aftermarket brake and chassis components, has been honored by the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance for Outstanding Shipping Performance. The award was presented during the general session of the Alliance Winter Membership Meeting, held at Trump National Resort, in Doral, FL on December 6th, 2016.
Centric Parts® is North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake and chassis components for passenger vehicles, medium duty trucks, fleet vehicles, high performance vehicles and race cars under the Centric®, C-Tek®, PosiQuiet® and StopTech® labels among others.
The company was founded in Southern California in 2000 and has enjoyed solid growth every year since.
With an unparalleled level of research and development in North America, Centric continually innovates significant improvements to brake technology for the street and track, having earned multiple patents and numerous other industry honors along the way.
Originally focused on replacement parts for everyday use, Centric Parts has aggressively expanded into OE, armored vehicle, racing and performance markets through its StopTech brand. Today the company operates multiple warehouse and manufacturing facilities totaling over one million square feet and employing over 850 workers.
Centric is led by a management team composed of skilled and seasoned experts from across the industry. Their all-encompassing knowledge is bolstered by Centric’s dedication to research and development, making Centric the industry leader in replacement and aftermarket brakes.
Known for having one of the industry’s best programs for tracking and cataloging original equipment, Centric has earned a record-setting 14 consecutive FMSI awards for friction identification dating back to the award’s inception.
Centric’s catalogs, a practical standard in the industry, now boast over 145,000 brake and chassis parts supporting nearly every make and model of passenger vehicle and medium duty truck manufactured since 1937.
StopTech is the high performance and racing brand from Centric Parts - a leading innovator of world class brake components and systems for production-based race cars and high performance vehicles on the street and track. StopTech was the first to offer balanced brake upgrades for production cars and remains the worldwide leader with over 800 platform offerings that dramatically improve overall braking performance.
StopTech was founded in 1999 with the singular mission of becoming the leading aftermarket manufacturer and supplier of high performance brake components and systems. The company founders sought to challenge the status quo in known brake technology, and set new paradigms for brake system upgrades. United by their passion for racing and high performance vehicles, the company quickly earned a reputation for quality and performance both on and off the track.
StopTech’s industry-leading technologies and materials - from rock solid calipers to ingeniously efficient heat handling rotors - have earned the company four patents and numerous industry honors over the years. In 2013, StopTech earned full ISO/TS 16949:2009 Quality Management System certification for the design and manufacture of automotive brake systems and components, allowing the company to supply OEM vehicle assembly plants directly in a Tier 1 relationship.
StopTech Racing was born to service dedicated race markets. The StopTech Racing division provides the stiffest calipers and best airflow rotors to race teams in several production-based racing series, as well as top-level competitors in circle track and off-road competition.
StopTech Racing sales and engineering support is unparalleled in the industry, with personalized service available to customize winning race solutions for all drivers and teams.
Whether it's in the professional ranks of SCCA Pro Pirelli World Challenge, TUDOR Continental Tire, Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series, NASCAR, World of Outlaws, TORC or others; or in grassroots, NASA, SCCA, Time Attack and drifting competition, StopTech Racing offers championship-winning systems and components to cover virtually every racing discipline.
Qualis Automotive is a division of Centric Parts, North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of brake and chassis components and systems for import and domestic vehicles in all driving conditions. With its Category and Customer Management teams in Carson, California and Memphis, Tennessee, and distribution facilities in Hebron, Kentucky (adjacent to the Cincinnati airport), Qualis Automotive is a leading full-line supplier of premium brake, hydraulic, clutch and chassis components to the independent aftermarket, chain installer and retail channels.