Centric Parts Named 2015 Approved Vendor of the Year by APA

February 15, 2017

Centric Parts Named Approved Vendor of the Year by APA

(Industry, Calif. – March 22, 2016) - Centric Parts®, North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake components, has been named Approved Vendor of the Year by the Automotive Parts Association (APA). The award was presented by APA Director of Program Development, Paul Brokaw (left), and CEO, Gary Martin (right), during APA’s 35th Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida this week. This is the seventh time that Centric has been selected by APA members as an outstanding partner.


In presenting the award, Martin noted that this wasn’t the first time Centric had been so honored, and he praised Centric for its hard work and continuous effort in supplying APA members with a quality product.

In accepting the award on behalf of Centric Parts, Director of Program Group Sales, Charlie Kirkland (center), said, “Thanks from the management and all employees of Centric Parts. This award validates the hard work and dedication displayed by every Centric employee, each and every day. We believe that customers buy much more than just products – they buy the experience, quality, customer service, information and technical expertise behind it. Providing all of this leads to a high quality repair as delivered by the professional technician to his or her customer. This is what our “From Lab to Lift” commitment is all about.”

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About Centric Parts®

Centric Parts® is North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake and chassis components for passenger vehicles, light and medium duty trucks, fleet vehicles, high performance vehicles and race cars under the Centric®, StopTech®, Posi Quiet®, Fleet Performance and C-TEK® labels. Through its StopTech and Qualis Automotive pisions, Centric also supplies components and systems to dozens of OEM and private label customers. With an unparalleled level of research and development in North America, Centric leads the industry in brake and chassis technology innovation, having earned several patents and numerous industry accolades along the way. The company has enjoyed solid annual growth since being founded in 2000, and now operates multiple nationwide facilities encompassing over one million square feet of office, warehouse and manufacturing space.

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