AutoZone recognized 16 of its top suppliers at its June 7 Vendor Summit.
The awards honor companies that provided exceptional performance and demonstrated a strong commitment to customer satisfaction during the past year.
AutoZone named BBB its 2023 Vendor of the Year, the company’s most significant vendor recognition.
A leading sustainable manufacturer of automotive aftermarket parts, BBB was recognized for its dedication to supporting major AutoZone initiatives to increase sales, reduce inventory and improve the customer experience.
“As an AutoZone partner, BBB also provided best-in-class catalog content, increased first-to-market parts availability and offered training support to ensure AutoZoners provided trustworthy advice to customers,” AutoZone explained in a news release. “BBB demonstrated a relentless focus on providing the products and support needed to achieve mutual growth and success in a constantly evolving retail environment.”
Six vendors were selected for the AutoZone Extra Miler award:
- APEX Tool Group
- Old World
The Extra Miler award honors those vendors who are “unfazed by obstacles, go above and beyond the call of duty, exceed expectations and consistently do more than expected.”
Bosch was honored with the International Vendor of Excellence Award for its continued support, leadership and best-in-class category management around the globe.
Eight vendors received AutoZone WITTDTJR (“What It Takes to Do the Job Right”) awards:
- Gold Phoenix
- Prestone Products
- Reach Cooling
- Standard Motor Parts
- Sylvania and
- XMY Auto Parts
These vendors partnered with AutoZone to consistently meet the needs of AutoZone’s DIY customers and professional technicians.
“Our 2023 Vendor of the Year, BBB, and all of our Vendor Summit award winners exemplified our pledge and values. They were collaborative, innovative and actively contributed to AutoZone’s success,” said Bill Hackney, senior vice president, merchandising. “In an ever-changing environment of rapid growth and increased demand, these vendors executed at the highest levels.”