Federated and Pronto Hold First Joint Vendor Expo Since Forming 'The Group'

April 19, 2016

National Pronto Association shareholders and Federated Auto Parts members attended the inaugural Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) Vendor Expo April 13, 2016, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The vendor expo was held in conjunction with the National Pronto Association and Federated Auto Parts national meetings and provided a chance for stakeholders to exchange product information, discuss issues and opportunities, and pursue sales strategies.

Attendees of both national meetings were updated on activities conducted by The Group, including information technology, telematics, training, national accounts, cataloging and the Co-Man warehouse.

“Since its formation, The Group has seen strong support from its members, shareholders and supplier partners and that was evidenced by the size and scope of the vendor expo,” says Larry Pavey, CEO of The Group.

“We are very pleased with the large turnout and positive feedback received. The quality brand name products and vendor programs on display will surely create valuable opportunities for everyone associated with The Group.”

The Automotive Parts Services Group, also known as The Group, was created by the merger of efforts and resources of the Federated and Pronto program groups on behalf of their respective members, creating one of the largest automotive parts supply networks in North America. For more information, visit www.thegroupapsg.com.

Federated Auto Parts, headquartered in Staunton, Virginia, is one of the largest auto parts distribution and marketing organizations in North America.  Federated is dedicated to supporting its customers with quality name brand parts, programs designed to grow their businesses, and experienced people who are knowledgeable in today’s evolving automotive technology.  For more information, visit www.Federatedautoparts.com.

National Pronto Association is a North American organization headquartered in Grapevine, Texas and consisting of 92 shareholder owners. Pronto was formed in 1979 and is a leading automotive program distribution group with a focus on marketing, technology and buying. Pronto members distribute name brand, OE and Pronto exclusive brand products. Pronto members are located in Canada, United States, Mexico and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit www.Pronto-Net.com