The Board of 1Parts announced today the entrance of Federated Auto Parts (Federated) into the 1Parts organization. Federated becomes the third member of the coalition joining AD International and National Pronto Association.
From the start 1Parts was designed to be a worldwide organization with members who share the same global strategy and vision in aftermarket parts distribution. With the integration of the Staunton (VA) US based Federated Auto Parts, 1Parts opts for a considerable reinforcement of its footprint in the Northern American aftermarket.
Steve Yanofsky, President of 1Parts & Chairman of the Board at Pronto, explains :
“As we at Pronto continue to develop our new partnership with Federated as ‘The Group’, the next logical step in that process was to insure their participation in our global joint venture – 1Parts. Adding the Federated group to our existing affi liation with ADI in Europe, especially since we are still in the early stages of development, will only serve to strengthen our ability to add value for our members, suppliers and customers alike. We are delighted to welcome them to 1Parts and look forward to working together with them and learning from each other in the future."
Larry Pavey, President of Federated, added :
"Everyone at Federated is excited to become part of the 1Parts family and we appreciate the opportunity. Our world is defi nitely getting smaller and there is a need to collaborate on information, training, brand strategies, and marketing as the internet and other infl uences draw us closer together. The opportunity to share ideas and strategic solutions with fellow members and suppliers on a global basis will defi nitely be benefi cial. We look forward to fi nding ways to improve everything we do through this association with great partners."