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Centric Parts Earns 12 th Consecutive Friction Materials Standards Institute Award
Industry, Calif. (June 12, 2014) – Centric Parts, North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake components and systems for import and domestic cars and trucks in all driving conditions, 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 twelfth year in a row that Centric Parts has been so honored by FMSI, continuing an unbroken streak dating back to the award's inception in 2003.
FMSI once again honored Centric Parts for New Assignments & Applications in 2014, acknowledging Centric’s ongoing status as the single largest contributor to identifying new applications for the FMSI system.
FMSI President, Patrick Healey presented this year’s plaque to Centric Parts Product Manager, Mario Figueroa. 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 over 260 new numbers to the FMSI database.
“I’m honored to accept this award on behalf of the whole team at Centric Parts,” stated Mario Figueroa. “This is for everyone in our research department. It’s really a group effort – all of us working hard to help keep Centric first to market with new applications every year.”
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 in 2003 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.
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About Centric Parts®
Centric Parts® is North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake components and systems for passenger vehicles, light- and medium-duty trucks, and high performance and racing vehicles under the Centric® , C-TEK® , Posi Quiet® and StopTech® labels among others. With an unparalleled level of research and development in North America, 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 OE, armored, racing and performance markets through its StopTech brand. Today the company operates multiple warehouse and manufacturing facilities totaling over 650,000 square feet and employing over 500 workers.