Genuine Parts Co. Announces Acquisition

April 19, 2017

Genuine Parts Company has announced an acquisition. 

April 19, 2017—Genuine Parts Company (GPC) has acquired Merle’s Automotive Supply, effective May 1.

Merle’s is a 14-location automotive parts distributor servicing both the commercial and retail markets in the greater Tucson and southern Arizona area. The addition of Merle’s  is expected to generate an approximate annual revenue of $45 million.

“Merle’s is a leading automotive distributor in the greater Tucson area, and this strategic acquisition significantly enhances our automotive store footprint and competitiveness into the Arizona marketplace. We are excited to welcome the Merle’s team to the U.S. automotive parts and GPC family and look forward to working with them and continuing our shared tradition of providing quality parts and excellent service to our customers.”  

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