MEMPHIS, TENN — AutoZone has recognized two of manufacturing vendors as its Suppliers of the Year. Morse Automotive and Unit Parts Co. were recognized for their achievements at AutoZone’s annual Vendor Summit.
Morse Automotive manufactures brake shoes and disc pads under the brands Valucraft, Duralast and Duralast Gold. Unit Parts Co., an Oklahoma City-based manufacturer, supplies AutoZone with alternators and starters.
“These two outstanding companies have a long-term track record of supporting AutoZone and our millions of customers,” said Steve Odland, chairman, president and CEO of AutoZone. “Morse Automotive and Unit Parts Company deliver excellence and set the standard for all of our other suppliers.”
AutoZone also recognized a special group of suppliers with its “Extra Miler Award.” Companies recognized with this award included The Valvoline Co., Shell Lubricants, MPA, Inc., Fenwick, EF Products, Great Neck Saw Manufacturers, R&B – Motormite, Qualis Automotive and Wells Manufacturing.
According to Jim Shea, AutoZone’s executive vice president of merchandising and marketing, the Extra Miler Award is presented to manufacturers that consistently support AutoZone and produce quality merchandise while holding down costs.
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