Genuine Parts Company, founded in 1928, is a global service organization engaged in the distribution of automotive and industrial replacement parts. The Company serves hundreds of thousands of customers from a network of more than 10,000 locations across North America, Europe, and Australasia and has approximately 53,000 employees.
In 1928, Carlyle Fraser founded GPC with the purchase of Motor Parts Depot in Atlanta, Georgia for $40,000. He then renamed the parts store Genuine Parts Company. The original GPC store had annual sales of $75,000 and had only six employees. In relationship with NAPA, GPC grew its automotive business to become the largest automotive aftermarket network across the globe.
From the beginning, GPC has focused on providing its customers with quality products and swift, reliable service. The Company has grown organically and through acquisitions, including the addition of Motion Industries, a leading industrial distributor, in 1976. Today, Genuine Parts Company is a global service organization engaged in the distribution of automotive and industrial replacement parts with approximately 50,000 employees and over 10,000 operations in 15 countries across North America, Europe and Australasia.
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