Friction Material Standards Institute Honors Centric Parts for 13th Consecutive Year
(Industry, Calif. - June 11, 2015) During its annual general membership meeting held June 7 in Naples, Florida, the Friction Material Standards Institute (FMSI) once again honored Centric Parts -- North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake and chassis components for import and domestic cars and trucks in all driving conditions -- as the single largest contributor to the FMSI system. This is the thirteenth year in a row that Centric Parts has been honored for New Assignments & Applications by FMSI, continuing an unbroken streak dating back to the award's inception in 2003.
FMSI President, Patrick Healey presented this year’s plaque to Centric Parts Product Manager, Mario Figueroa. Figueroa leads a group of researchers, engineers and technicians at Centric that is responsible for gathering and examining new model year vehicle components to identify carryover parts and to catalog new ones to be entered into the FMSI registry. This year alone the Centric Parts team was responsible for adding over 350 new applications and assignments to the FMSI database.
“We’re honored to again receive this award from FMSI,” stated Centric VP of Product Management, Brian Griffin, III. “Mario and the rest of the research team do a tremendous job every year of painstakingly tracking and identifying new entries for the FMSI database. It not only helps Centric be first to market with new applications every year, but the research ends up benefitting the entire industry as a whole, which is something to be proud of.”
The Friction Materials Standards Institute, the organization behind the FMSI Award, was founded in 1948 to maintain a standardized part numbering system used by the automotive aftermarket friction industry, and to disseminate to its members scientific, engineering, technological, statistical, and other relevant information. The FMSI Award program was started in 2003 to recognize companies that excel in actively contributing information and research to support the system. Centric Parts has been identified as an industry leader every time.
About Centric Parts®
is North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake and chassis components for passenger vehicles, light and medium duty trucks, fleet vehicles, high performance vehicles and race cars under the Centric®
, Posi Quiet®
, Fleet Performance
labels. Through its StopTech and Qualis Automotive divisions, Centric also supplies components and systems to dozens of OEM and private label customers. With an unparalleled level of research and development in North America, Centric leads the industry in brake and chassis technology innovation, having earned several patents and dozens of industry accolades along the way. The company has enjoyed solid annual growth since being founded in 2000, and now operates multiple nationwide facilities encompassing over one million square feet of office, warehouse and manufacturing space.
Centric Fleet Performance brake pads are specially formulated for use in high temperature and repeated stop situations.
Centric Parts Named 2017 Outstanding IT Initiatives Partner by APA
(Industry, Calif. - March 24, 2017) - Centric Parts -- Centric Parts, North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of OE and aftermarket brake and chassis components, has been named Outstanding IT Initiatives Partner by the Automotive Parts Associates (APA). The award was presented by APA CEO Gary Martin during APA’s Annual Conference in Reno, Nevada last week. This is the eighth time that Centric has been selected by APA members as an outstanding partner.