Genuine Parts Company - About Us
Founded in 1928, Genuine Parts Company (GPC) is a service organization engaged in the distribution of automotive replacement parts, industrial replacement parts, office products and electrical/electronic materials. Our products and services are offered through a network of over 2,000 operations, geographically located across the United States, Canada and Mexico.

With over 80 years of distribution expertise, our well-positioned, regionally located distribution centers provide us with the unique ability to adapt our product and service lines to better suit our customers' needs. GPC's commitment and reputation for just-in-time service position us as a critical partner in our customers' success.

GPC began to diversify its product lines over 30 years ago into several end-markets with strong growth opportunities. Although each product is unique, we have leveraged more than 80 years of distribution know-how to manage these businesses the GPC way - continually improving operating and distribution efficiencies.
 
AUTOMOTIVE: The Automotive Parts Group, the largest division of GPC, distributes over 380,000 products through it's 58 NAPA distribution centers located across the United States. The Automotive Parts Group also consists of NAPA Canada/UAP Inc., Canada's leading automotive parts distributor, as well as Auto Todo, one of Mexico's largest automotive aftermarket organizations. Additionally, we operate our heavy vehicle parts distribution business under the name TW Distribution and Traction, and our import parts distribution operations under the name Altrom.  
INDUSTRIAL: The Industrial Parts Group, which operates under the name Motion Industries, distributes over three million items from 500 operations located throughout the Unites States and Canada. Motion's rapid-delivery model provides customized product and technical expertise to customers in a just-in-time response, enabling clients to reduce production costs and free working capital. Its People, Products, and Processes are the foundation for growth at Motion Industries.  
OFFICE: The Office Products group distributes over 50,000 business products from 45 distribution centers across the U.S. and Canada under the name S.P.Richards Company to thousands of office product resellers, including independent dealers, large contract stationers, national office supply superstores, mail order distributors, internet resellers and college bookstores.  
ELECTRICAL: The Electrical/Electronic Materials Group is one of North America's leading distributors of process materials, production supplies, industrial MRO and value added fabricated parts. Primary markets are the electrical OEM, apparatus repair and assembly markets. The group distributes over 100,000 items from 36 locations in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Canada.