The Group Names SMP Outstanding Vendor of the Year

April 19, 2018

The Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) honored its top suppliers during a member meeting April 9-12.

It was the first combined meeting of members of Federated Auto Parts and the National Pronto Association. More than 650 members, vendors and associates participated in meeting, attending a series of general sessions and informational meetings as well as participating in a vendor expo. Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP) was honored as Outstanding Vendor of the Year.

Five additional supplier partners received special recognition from The Group for exceptional support in these categories:

Sales Representation Support Vendor of the Year – KYB Americas Corp.

Marketing Excellence Vendor of the Year – Dorman Products Inc.

Excellence in Education & Training Vendor of the Year – AVI

Service Level Excellence Vendor of the Year – Hastings

Catalog & Product Data Excellence – Bosch

“We are very fortunate to work with so many extraordinary suppliers who are committed to the success of Pronto and Federated members,” said Larry Pavey, CEO of The Group. ”We congratulate these six award winners who stand out for their demonstrated excellence and thank all of our vendor partners for their continued support of The Group and its programs.”

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