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ASA, Automotive Parts Services Group Establish Partnership

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Aug. 9, 2016—The Automotive Service Association (ASA) announced Monday that it has partnered with the Automotive Parts Services Group, also known as “The Group,” to offer ASA members additional parts supply capabilities, as well as training and marketing support. 

“The Group is very excited about the opportunity to continue the development of our business relationship with ASA and its members,” Murray Sullivan, executive vice president of business development and strategic accounts at The Group said. “As independent warehouse distributors, Pronto and Federated members understand the struggles of independent service centers in today’s market. We look forward to working closely with ASA to ensure our mutual success well into the future.”

ASA members that have an approved account with members of either the Pronto or Federated networks, which merged to create the Automotive Parts Services Group, can take advantage of benefits including expedited parts delivery and preferred pricing on parts and supplies. Other benefits include access to data warehouse tools that provide sales analysis information to customers on products purchased, return rates, warranty information and more. 

“The Group has been a longtime supporter of ASA,” Dan Risley, ASA president and executive director, said. “They have been big supporters of NACE/CARS as well as our recently launched Regional Training Events. This is the next step in the evolution of this budding partnership. Their independent network of warehouse distributors aligns perfectly with our independent network of service and collision repair members. ASA members will greatly benefit from the strengthening of this relationship as the additional resources and tools that are made available to our members will help drive profitability and growth.”

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