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Centric Parts Earns Tenth Consecutive Friction Materials Standards Institute Award
(Industry, Calif. - June 2012) – Centric Parts, a leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake components and systems for import and domestic cars as well as light and medium trucks in all driving situations, has once again been awarded a Friction Materials Standards Institute (FMSI) Award for contributions to the automotive industry. This is the tenth year in a row that Centric Parts has been honored by FMSI dating back to the award's inception in 2003.
Centric once again received the award for New Assignments & Applications in 2012, indicative of Centric’s ongoing status as the single largest contributor to identifying new applications for the FMSI system.
This year’s plaque was presented to Mario Figueroa on behalf of Centric Parts. Mario leads a group of researchers, engineers and technicians at Centric that is responsible for gathering and examining new model year vehicle components to identify carryover parts and to catalog new ones to be entered into the FMSI registry. This year alone the Centric Parts team was responsible for adding nearly 200 new numbers to the FMSI database.
“We are once again extremely grateful for this latest honor,” stated Dan Lelchuk, President of Centric Parts. “Ten in a row is just amazing. FMSI’s continual recognition of Centric is a tribute to all of the hard work that Mario [Figueroa] and the rest of our team does every year in discovering and sharing new information that benefits the whole industry. We pride ourselves on being the first and the best, and this recognition by FMSI is a wonderful acknowledgement of our efforts.”
The Friction Materials Standards Institute, the organization behind the FMSI Award, was founded in 1948 to maintain a standardized part numbering system used by the automotive aftermarket friction industry, and to disseminate to its members scientific, engineering, technological, statistical, and other relevant information. The FMSI Award program was started ten years ago to recognize companies that excel in actively contributing information and research to support the system. Centric Parts has been identified as an industry leader every time.
For more information on Centric Parts or their full line of brake and clutch components and systems, visit www.centricparts.com or call 800-758-3004.
About Centric Parts ®
Centric Parts®, which includes the StopTech® and Power Slot® divisions, is a leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake components and systems for everyday cars, performance duty vehicles and ultra performance vehicles. Centric continually innovates significant improvements to brake technology for the street and track, having earned four patents along the way. The company was founded in 2000 in Southern California and has enjoyed solid growth every year since. Originally focusing on replacement parts for everyday use, Centric parts has aggressively expanded into the performance market by acquiring StopTech in 2006 and Power Slot in 2007. Today the company operates multiple warehouse and manufacturing facilities totaling over half-a-million square feet and employing over 500 workers.