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Autopart International acquires Steinway Auto Parts
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 – 10:41
Autopart International, Inc. announced that it has acquired all the assets of Hempstead, NY based Steinway Auto Parts, Inc.
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Highly successful, Steinway has provided automotive parts to the commercial market for over 40 years. Like Autopart International, Steinway focuses on delivering high quality parts and service to the professional installer. Steinway services their customers from 6 locations in Manhattan, Queens and Long Island. The addition of these stores will bring the Autopart International store count to 218, up from 197 at the beginning of 2012.
As a long-term customer of Autopart International s National Sales Division, Steinway already distributes some Autopart International product lines to their customers.
Steinway s commitment to delivering quality parts and professional service is in perfect alignment with our value proposition of Premium Parts and Expert Service. Culturally, the Steinway organization puts a high value on people and relationships, making this a great fit for us, says Jim Durkin, President of Autopart International. Frank Festa, owner of Steinway, will continue to lead the team in this market and will be responsible for overseeing our expansion there. It is a great pleasure to welcome Frank, Steinway s experienced team and their valued customers to the Autopart International family, continued Jim Durkin
We are really pleased to join the Autopart International team, Frank Festa says. Steinway has been very successful as a private company serving the commercial aftermarket. We will now have the resources as part of Autopart International to invest in additional inventory and provide even greater service to our customers.
Our business models and cultures are similar, we believe that Steinway s dedicated team of professionals coupled with the depth of inventory and quality parts from Autopart International is a winning combination for our customers in the area, Durkin says.
About Autopart International
Autopart International Inc. is a leading provider of aftermarket auto parts for the professional installer. The company s commitment to premium parts and expert service is evident in its full range of superior quality products for import and domestic vehicles covering hard to find parts and traditional inventories. Autopart International provides expert service through extensive parts knowledge, fast and friendly delivery, and an expansive inventory. In addition to premium parts and expert service, the company is proud to offer a wide range of tools and equipment, and inventory management support to make sure the right part is in the right place at the right time. Autopart International also supports wholesale parts distributors through their North American Sales Division. Founded in 1957, Autopart International is a growing company with over 200 stores and more than 2,900 team members dedicated to serving professional installers.