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Centric Parts Earns 11 th Consecutive Friction Materials Standards Institute Award
Industry, Calif. (August 20, 2013) – Centric Parts, North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake components and systems for import and domestic vehicles, today announced that it has once again been awarded a Friction Materials Standards Institute (FMSI) Award for contributions to the automotive industry. This is the eleventh year in a row that Centric Parts has been so honored by FMSI dating back to the award's inception in 2003.
Centric Parts once again received the award for New Assignments & Applications in 2013, acknowledging 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. Figueroa 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 extremely grateful for this honor,” stated Dan Lelchuk, President of Centric Parts. “This is the eleventh time our contribution has been recognized, a further testament to the commitment, focus and hard work of our whole Centric Parts research and development team. We are pleased to be working in concert with FMSI and, in turn, working to support our industry. So much of our time and effort goes into research to help Centric remain the first and the best, and this recognition by FMSI is a further validation of our work.”
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 the full line of Centric Parts brake and clutch components and systems, visit www.centricparts.com or call 800-758-3004.
About Centric Parts®
Centric Parts® is a leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake components and systems for cars, work duty vehicles and performance vehicles under the Centric, StopTech® and Posi Quiet® brands among others. 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.