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The Group Names KYB Its Co-Man Vendor of the Year

Posted on April 16, 2019
KYB has earned Co-Man Vendor of the Year honors from The Group. Pictured are (from left): Kim Tingley, Rayn Dickerman, Paul Kratzer,  and Mike Fiorito from KYB, and Chris Murphy, from Federated Auto Parts.
KYB has earned Co-Man Vendor of the Year honors from The Group. Pictured are (from left): Kim Tingley, Rayn Dickerman, Paul Kratzer,  and Mike Fiorito from KYB, and Chris Murphy, from Federated Auto Parts.

The Automotive Parts Services Group (the Group) presented its Co-Man Vendor of the Year award to KYB Americas Corp.

The Co-Man Vendor of the Year for Order Fill award went to Fram Group IP LLC’s Autolite division.

“At The Group, the Co-Man operation is a big difference-maker in the marketplace and it is important to our membership that the vendors who participate in Co-Man fully support it,” says Larry Pavey, CEO of The Group. “The KYB team consistently does an outstanding job supporting the Co-Man program, and members of The Group agreed by selecting them for this prestigious honor.”

Presented annually, The Group Co-Man vendor awards honor supplier partners who have shown outstanding dedication and support of The Group Co-Man operation and programs.

The Co-Man enterprise began with members deciding to open a jointly-owned warehouse. The operation has seen significant growth each year since its inception, expanding numerous times to meet the rapidly growing demand of members.

“High order fill rates are valued by members of The Group. Autolite delivered consistently high order fill rates, allowing them to meet the needs of their customers,” says Pavey. “We congratulate them on this award and thank all supplier partners who participate in Co-Man for their continued support of this very important program.”

About Automotive Parts Services Group

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

About Federated

Federated Auto Parts, headquartered in Staunton, Va., is an auto parts distribution and marketing organization. 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.

About Pronto

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 automotive program distribution group with a focus on marketing, technology and buying. The group is a founding member of 1Parts Global Aftermarket Services, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. Pronto members distribute name brand, original equipment 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.

About KYB

KYB Americas Corp. is a $4.2 billion global hydraulics manufacturer with over 8,100 employees and sells its products in over 100 countries. The company is global supplier of shocks and struts to vehicle manufacturers and has a full range of domestic and import shocks and struts for the aftermarket. For more information, log onto www.kyb.com.

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