O'Reilly Names SYLVANIA Automotive 2017 Supplier of the Year

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Feb. 21, 2018— SYLVANIA Automotive has received the 2017 Supplier of the Year Award from O’Reilly Auto Parts.

Selected from hundreds of suppliers worldwide, recipients of this award have enabled O’Reilly Auto Parts to grow successfully in the product categories they supply.

With the help of SYLVANIA Automotive, O’Reilly Auto Parts’ lighting business has achieved strong growth each year for the last five years, and is now consistently ranked among the top front room categories. O’Reilly Auto Parts’ long-term growth historically has been on the hard parts and back room side of the business.

As a result, front room categories such as wipers, chemicals or lighting are rarely recognized with these awards, which adds to the significance of this first-time win for SYLVANIA Automotive.

“At SYLVANIA Automotive, we recognize that there is no magic bullet, no single thing we can point to and say, 'that is the reason for our success,’” said Joe Verbanic, director of aftermarket sales and marketing at SYLVANIA Automotive. “What separates us from the competition is our unwavering commitment to meet our customers' needs and, as evidenced by this award, that commitment also places us in higher standing relative to the broader supply base.”

The winners were announced by O’Reilly Auto Parts at its recent Annual Managers Conference in Dallas.

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