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.
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.
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.
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.
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.