Centric Parts Named APA Branded Supplier of the Year for Record Extending Fifth Straight Time


St. Augustine, Florida (March 16, 2013) - Centric Parts, a leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake and clutch components and systems under the Centric, C-Tek, PosiQuiet and StopTech labels among others, has been named Branded Supplier of the Year by Automotive Parts Associates (APA) for the fifth time in a row and sixth time overall, extending Centric’s record-setting streak. The award was presented during APA’s 32nd Annual Shareholders’ and Manufacturers Conference in Florida on Saturday morning, March, 16, 2013.


“It’s an unbelievable honor to be recognized once again by APA,” said Centric Parts Vice President of Sales, Mike Musso (above right), who accepted the award from APA board member, Gene Bochinski (above left) of G&H Auto Parts in Oak Lawn, IL. “This relationship between Centric and APA has been a special one for Centric, and it makes us proud to see that our efforts are helping APA succeed as well. Centric has always striven to be the best - and it’s recognition like this that make us know we are succeeding in meeting our own high standards as well as those of our customers. A big thank you to APA for this honor.”
APA gives out this award annually to the company with the highest-quality sales force, efficient order fill process, great cataloging and quality products. As a supplier, Centric Parts has particularly been singled out for consistently being first-to-market with new model year parts, quick turnaround time and high fill rates on replenishment orders, new product categories and superior cataloging. This marks the sixth award in total and fifth in a row from APA for the 12 year old Centric Parts, which was also named Vendor of the Year in 2007.
For more information on Centric Parts or their full line of brake and clutch components and systems, visit www.centricparts.com or call 800-758-3004.

About Centric Parts®
Centric Parts® is a leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake components and systems for cars, work duty vehicles and performance vehicles under the Centric, StopTech® and PosiQuiet® brands among others. Centric continually innovates significant improvements to brake technology for the street and track, having earned four patents along the way. The company was founded in 2000 in Southern California and has enjoyed solid growth every year since. Originally focusing on replacement parts for everyday use, Centric parts has aggressively expanded into the performance market by acquiring StopTech in 2006 and Power Slot in 2007. Today the company operates multiple warehouse and manufacturing facilities totaling over half-a-million square feet and employing over 500 workers.


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