Heroes Responding to the COVID-19 challenges

September 01, 2020

One of the most defining elements of the automotive aftermarket is the deep personal relationships we have formed over the years. I wanted to take a moment to reach out and connect with everyone associated with our business including our friends and colleagues across the globe. Most importantly, I hope this note finds you and your family healthy and managing well through this challenging time.

I also wanted to highlight the incredible resolve and fortitude our teammates have shown in response to the pandemic. We are fortunate to be considered an essential business and all our teams, from the production line through distribution, have worked around the clock to ensure our emission-control and braking component products continue to be produced and delivered for our customers and our industry. They have adapted to new work styles and strong safety requirements and protocols to keep them safe. They have done it with energy, enthusiasm and grit and have flexed to every new change presented to them.

Our teammates are certainly not the only heroes facing this challenge head on. Our distribution and service and repair partners are literally on the front lines ensuring vehicles remain serviced, operational and on the road. We take this moment to salute you. Thank you for your unwavering commitment to the consumer and in making sure our industry continues to move forward.

Our collective hard work is paying off on multiple fronts. We have continually adapted to COVID, kept the focus on keeping our workforce safe, while also emerging from a successful restructuring of our business. However, I am most proud of the tenacity and resilience of all APC employees to ensure our customers are successful. As a testament to that, we recently were awarded the Automotive Parts Services Group’s “Outstanding Vendor Of The Year” award. This prestigious award validates our continued commitment to the Aftermarket, our customers, suppliers, and partners and is a full vote of confidence for all our teammates.

There is still more work ahead of us all. However, today I am humbled and grateful to see our industry, our partners and our teammates respond with courage and determination and the strong spirit that has defined the automotive aftermarket for decades.

Stay well and thank you for inspiring us all!


Tribby Warfield
Chairman & CEO, APC Automotive Technologies

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