O’Reilly Automotive, Inc., one of the nation’s largest automotive parts retailers, has signed an agreement for a portion of their brake drum and rotor business with Affinia Group, a global leader in the automotive aftermarket.
“Affinia’s commitment to excellence in form, fit and function of its aftermarket products gives us great confidence to make this commitment in a new supplier agreement for brake drums and rotors, under the Brake Best Select brand” said Michael Swearengin, senior vice president with O’Reilly Automotive.
“We want to assure our diverse group of professional installers and do-it-yourself customers we serve, they can count on O’Reilly’s to provide the best quality brake products available and deliver the best overall value with safety as a number one priority,” Swearengin said.
Affinia Group has served as vendor partners with O’Reilly Automotive for more than 26 years, including the Wix brand of filtration products.
“Our companies share core values that emphasize leadership in supplying the highest quality products, best overall coverage and unmatched customer service,” said David Overbeeke, president of Affinia Global Brake & Chassis Group. “This new agreement will insure O’Reilly’s will be in position to meet its demands and sales objectives in the brake drum and rotor market.
About O’Reilly Automotive
O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. is one of the largest specialty retailers of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment and accessories in the United States, serving both the do-it-yourself and professional installer markets. Founded in 1957 by the O’Reilly family, the Company operated 3,492 stores in 38 states as of June 30, 2010.
About Affinia Group
Affinia Group Inc. is an innovative global leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and marketing of industrial grade products and services, including extensive offerings of aftermarket parts for automotive and heavy-duty vehicles. With approximately $1.8 billion in annual revenue, Affinia has operations in North and South America, Europe, China and India. For more information, visit www.affiniagroup.com.