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News   April 23, 2001   by Auto Service World

Carquest Announces 2000 Vendor And Supplier Awards


Carquest Auto Parts has announced Carquest Exhaust and Shocks by ArvinMeritor as its 2000 Vendor of the Year.
“Carquest Exhaust and Shocks by ArvinMeritor exemplify the standards for our vendors,” said Pete Kornafel, president of Carquest Corporation. “They meet and exceed our customer’s expectations and that is our goal with each and every one of our Carquest vendors. We especially appreciate their spirit of teamwork and partnership with Carquest in a very difficult environment for these product lines. “Carquest Exhaust and Shocks by ArvinMeritor has been a Carquest vendor for over 10 years. They ship Carquest two major product lines with over 10,000 part numbers. They consistently rank as one of Carquest’s best vendors in order fill and in 2000 they shipped CARQUEST Distribution Centers at an average of over 94% for both product lines.
The seven Carquest member companies choose the Carquest Vendor of the Year. It is awarded to the vendor who has done the most exceptional job providing high quality products, excellent coverage, availability and order fill, and strong sales and marketing support.
This is the ninth year Carquest has honored its Vendor of the Year award. Past winners are Carquest Bearings & Seals by Federal-Mogul (1999), Carquest Remanufactured Products by Cardone (1998), Carquest CV Halfshafts and Driveshafts supplied by American Driveline (1997), Carquest Belts & Hose by Gates (1996), Carquest Filters by Wix (1995, 1992), Carquest Chassis by Moog (1994), and Carquest Brakes by EIS (1993).
Carquest also awarded vendors who gave exceptional order fill.
95% or Better-Order Fill Awards for Carquest Blue and Gold Lines:
 Milton Industries for Carquest Tire Repair Inc
 Lisle Corporation for Carquest Specialty Tools
 Carquest Products Inc. for Carquest Transmission Filters, Carquest Accessories, Carquest Power Steering Hose, and Carquest Motor Mounts
 AMS Automotive for Carquest New Clutches
 ArvinMeritor for Carquest Exhaust
 Dana Corporation for Carquest Gaskets, Carquest Filters, Carquest Brakes
98% or Better Order Fill Awards for Carquest Red product lines:
 Coni-Seal for Carquest Red Brake Hydraulics
 Wells Manufacturing Corp for Carquest Red Engine Controls Federal-Mogul for Carquest Red Chassis Parts


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