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Top Supplier Partners Honored by ‘The Group’

Standard Motor Products Named Outstanding Vendor of the Year

April 27, 2022

The Group Outstanding Vendor of the Year – Standard Motor ProductsThe Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) honored top suppliers at a special awards luncheon held on Tuesday during The Group’s annual membership conference and expo in Grapevine, Texas.

The awards recognized exceptional support in key categories of importance to the membership of The Group and a top award of Outstanding Vendor of the Year award was also presented.  Members of Federated Auto Parts and The Pronto Network cast votes to determine the top supplier in each category and the results were as follows:

  • Outstanding Vendor of the Year – Standard Motor Products
  • Sales Support Vendor of the Year – DRiV
  • Marketing Excellence Vendor of the Year – KYB Americas Corporation
  • Excellence in Education & Training Vendor of the Year – Dorman
  • Service Level Excellence Vendor of the Year – Standard Motor Products
  • Catalog & Product Data Excellence Vendor of the Year – Bosch

“After two years, it is wonderful to meet face-to-face with members, vendors and associates.  This year’s conference is extra special as we welcome the Parts Plus and Auto Pride members in addition to Pronto and Federated,” said Larry Pavey, CEO, Automotive Parts Services Group. “While we appreciate the opportunity to work with all of our supplier partners, we believe it is important to recognize those who go above and beyond. We congratulate this year’s honorees and thank them for their exceptional support and partnership.”

Nearly 1,000 members, vendors and associates of The Group are in attendance at this week’s conference and expo. Attendees are participating in general sessions, informational meetings and networking events, as well as taking part in one-on-one sessions and a vendor expo featuring over 150 booths.

About Automotive Parts Services Group

The Automotive Parts Services Group, also known as The Group, was created as a joint venture of the Federated Auto Parts and The Pronto Automotive Distribution Network, also known as The Pronto Network, on behalf of their respective members, creating one of the largest automotive parts supply networks in North America. For more information, visit

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