Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp., has announced the acquisition of the Beck/Arnley brand and certain associated assets. Based in Smyrna, Tennessee, Beck/Arnley is a leading provider of premium OE-quality parts and fluids for foreign nameplate vehicles in North America.
The announcement marks a significant product line expansion that is consistent with Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ strategy to deliver the broadest range of high-quality products to the global independent aftermarket.
The acquisition, which is effective immediately, adds several complementary product lines to the Federal-Mogul Motorparts product portfolio, such as Beck/Arnley fluids, engine management, cooling, electrical parts and electronic components. In addition, the acquisition adds additional foreign nameplate coverage to Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ current offerings. To ensure continued operational excellence, Beck/Arnley will maintain its own team and independent distribution organization in Smyrna.
“We welcome the employees of Beck/Arnley to the Federal-Mogul Motorparts team. With this acquisition, we’re adding a recognized and successful foreign nameplate brand to Federal-Mogul’s existing globally recognized brand portfolio,” said Paul Stanecki, vice president, quality and aftermarket solutions, Federal-Mogul Motorparts. “We’re also adding a nimble, successful organization to our own, which will help us continue to meet the needs of automotive service providers, who will now benefit from the addition of well-respected Beck/Arnley products to Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ extensive product portfolio. Federal-Mogul Motorparts also brings its research and development, engineering, global sourcing, sales and marketing capabilities to the table, which we believe will expand Beck/Arnley’s reach and presence in the market.
“Through the combination of our two organizations, our customers will now have streamlined access to OE-pedigree parts from Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ global operations, thus expanding and strengthening Beck/Arnley’s OE-quality product offerings, which are so critical to the foreign nameplate market,” added Stanecki.
Beck/Arnley was previously owned by Uni-Select Inc. Icahn Enterprises acquired Beck/Arnley in conjunction with his acquisition of the U.S. assets of Uni-Select Inc. in 2015.