Spectra Premium Industries Inc. of Boucherville, Que., has announced that it will supply the Pep Boys U.S chain in with radiators and heater cores. Spectra Premium is a North American supplier of automobile, light-truck and heavy-duty truck aftermarket parts and manufacturer of high-pressure die cast magnesium alloy parts and steel fuel tanks in the Original Equipment Manufacturer market. Pep Boys has 593 stores and more than 6,000 service bays in 36 states and Puerto Rico. Along with its vehicle repair and maintenance capabilities, the company also serves the commercial auto parts delivery market and is one of the leading sellers of replacement tires in the United States. “This award fulfills one of the primary objectives we had for the year, which was to sign a first supply agreement on radiators with a leading U.S. parts store chain. We are very pleased to expand our customer base with the addition of Pep Boys, the U.S leading full-service automotive aftermarket retail and service chain,” says Jacques Mombleau, president and chief executive officer of Spectra Premium. “We continue to attract new aftermarket customers through the strength of our brands, the quality of our parts and service and the depth of our product coverage,” says Jason Best, vice-president, Sales and Marketing, Aftermarket, North America of Spectra Premium. “In 2006, we will be releasing in production 80 new aluminum radiator applications, which will bring Spectra one step closer to its objective of becoming the most important North American manufacturer of aluminum radiators,” adds Best.