Auto-Wares Group of Companies announced it will be expanding its distribution and parts store network in Northeastern Ohio with the acquisition of Parts Pro Automotive Warehouse, located in Wickliffe, Ohio. Parts Pro, which also is a member of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, has joined with Auto-Wares to expand overall inventory availability and offer a wider product selection to the existing customer base of professional installers.
Parts Pro Automotive, a wholesale distributor of original equipment and aftermarket auto parts, joins Auto-Wares after nearly 40 years in business serving the Cleveland and Akron, Ohio area. With eight locations, 125 team members, and a fleet of more than 100 vehicles, Parts Pro has built a strong business backed by quality customer service, exceptional parts professionals, and powerful delivery network. The Parts Pro culture mirrors many of the same traits that have led Auto-Wares to succeed in the automotive aftermarket, according to Auto-Wares.
Mike McPhee, president of Parts Pro, commented, “Our companies combined will add even more inventory lines and sales resources that will strengthen the parts network throughout the Parts Pro footprint. We will work together creatively to merge the best aspects of our operations with the end goal of being the best supplier to our commercial customers.”
Todd Leimenstoll, president and CEO of Auto-Wares, added, “We are very excited to join forces with the Parts Pro team. We are honored and thankful that Mike and Laura McPhee have entrusted the next chapter of their business to Auto-Wares. We will be working together to merge the best aspects of these two successful family-owned companies with the overall goal of being our customers best supplier.”