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News   May 28, 2018   by Allan Janssen

Penray named a vendor partner for The Group

Penray's products are available to all members of The Group, including more than 5,000 Federated and Pronto auto parts stores throughout North America.

Penray, Inc. has been named a vendor partner for the Automotive Parts Services Group (APSG), commonly known as The Group. Members of The Group represent more than 5,000 Federated and Pronto auto parts stores throughout North America.

With this announcement, Penray’s products are available to all members of The Group. This vast product lineup includes more than a hundred separate products, including service chemicals, coolant additives, and functional fluids.

Penray’s product portfolio includes cleaning and enhancement products for automotive and heavy-duty vehicles and systems, including fuel, cooling, and lubrication system products for gasoline and diesel-powered cars and trucks. Penray products include fuel injector cleaners, diesel fuel supplements, and a catalytic converter restoration product.

With this new vendor status, Penray products are available to the entire APSG distribution footprint, which includes Federated and Pronto warehouses and auto parts stores throughout the Americas. This is of particular value to owners and technicians at auto repair facilities, who can now purchase Penray products through their participating local Federated or Pronto outlet. These stores typically offer same-day “hot-shot” delivery to help shops enhance throughput and avoid delays. Such deliveries are commonly made to the wholesale customers of these stores, including independent repair shops, franchised chain stores, tire shops, quick-lube locations, fleets, and new- and used-car dealerships.

Penray says it will support all levels of The Group with marketing, training, and sales support programs.

“Achieving this level of approval is especially gratifying,” explains Randy Fowler, vice president, automotive and private brand sales for Penray. “The Group has established very demanding standards for this level of approval. Penray now joins a select group of industry-leading suppliers that have achieved this special recognition.”

Mike Mohler, executive vice president, vendor relations and product strategy for The Group, said, “We have set the bar very high for companies wishing to achieve vendor partner status. Our criteria include such things as product quality, order fill, and sales support. Penray has demonstrated superior performance in all of these categories, and we welcome them into our family of vendor partners.”

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