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TPH Acquires Florida Automotive Distributing (02-03-2014)

 WHAT IS TPH ANNOUNCING?

On February 3, 2014, The Parts House (TPH) signed a definitive agreement to acquire Florida Automotive Distributing, Inc. (FAD), from the Suburban Florida Accessory Center, LLC of Michigan.

TPH has acquired the aftermarket assets of the company, including the “Battery Connection”, “Super Parts”, and “FAD”. TPH did not purchase the accessories division, now known as GM Accessories of Florida.

 

WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO FAD’S CUSTOMERS?

All FAD customers who formerly purchased automotive parts, Super Parts, or batteries through the Battery Connection will now be serviced by TPH. The Parts House will distribute its complete product offering to FAD customers, and will continue to support FAD’s key lines. TPH and FAD sales representatives will assist customers with the transition, and discuss the exciting new opportunities of being served by the combination of talent from both companies.

 

WILL TPH MAINTAIN ALL OF FAD’S PRODUCT LINES?

TPH hopes to extend FAD’s chemical and lubricant program throughout the company. TPH, a member of the Automotive Distribution Network, will convert “Pronto” private label lines to “Parts Plus” where applicable. Substantial investments have been made in order to increase inventory coverage at FAD locations.  TPH is excited to improve distribution for one of FAD’s flagship lines, Wolf’s Head oil.

 

WHERE WILL FORMER FAD CUSTOMERS BE SERVICED FROM?

Customers will continue to be served by their closest FAD location and will have the flexibility to utilize TPH’s network of 35 additional locations in order to improve service. Customers are welcome to call any TPH or FAD location. TPH did not retain the Madison Ave. distribution facility, and consolidated Bradenton with the TPH location. 

WHAT DO I DO IF I HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?

If you have additional questions, you can contact your TPH field representative, your local TPH store (phone numbers found at www.thepartshouse.com), email info@thepartshouse.com, or contact:

Jim Gomillion, Regional Vice President

Brian Mendelson, Vice President of Sales

David Honig, President and CEO