Federated Auto Parts, National Pronto Association Announce Merger
Dec. 12, 2014—National Pronto Association and Federated Auto Parts recently announced they are merging efforts and resources in a number of areas, with a focus on providing superior overall value and support within the auto care industry.
The newly formed organization will be known as “Automotive Parts Services Group,” or simply “The Group.”
“This association is based on the desire to continually improve services and value for the entire set of Pronto and Federated suppliers, members and customers throughout the aftermarket,” said Bill Maggs, CEO of National Pronto Association. “Both Pronto and Federated headquarters will remain in place and continue to support their respective members’ needs and marketing programs while progressing to shared resources in all areas that offer efficiencies and improvement opportunities to remain competitive in a changing market.”
The combined organization will operate more than 5,000 locations in North America with estimated member revenue of approximately $7 billion.