Rockauto Auto Parts.Com Automotive parts retailer Instone has been acquired by RockAuto.com, the leading online supplier of automotive parts to consumers and garage professionals across North America. The addition of Instone gives RockAuto a footprint in Canada as well.
History of RockAuto
RockAuto, LLC is a leading automotive parts retailer in the United States. The company was founded in 2006 by three friends who were fed up with the high prices and poor customer service of their local parts dealership. Today, RockAuto operates more than 120 stores across the United States and Canada.
Rockauto Auto Parts.Com heritage can be traced back to Instone, Inc., which was founded in 1966 by two brothers, Bruce and Jerry Instone. Instone was a pioneering parts retailer, and its network of stores provided customers with access to an extensive selection of quality automotive parts at competitive prices. In 1986, Instone merged with fellow parts retailer K&N Filters Inc., and the company became known as K&N Filters/Instone. In 1988, Instone acquired Bill Crain’s Parts & Accessories and the company became known as Instone/Crain’s Parts & Accessories.
In 1996, K&N Filters/Instone was acquired by Pep Boys Holdings Corporation (then known as Retail World), and the company operated as Pep Boys/Instone until 2006, when RockAuto founders David Sacks, Brian Howard, and Dan Kimmel decided to start their own business.
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Quality standards for automotive parts
RockAuto is expanding its operations by acquiring Instone, a leading automotive parts retailer. The move will add more than 100 new products to the Rockauto Auto Parts.Com catalog and give customers access to parts not available elsewhere. The company says that it will adhere to stringent quality standards in order to ensure that all products it sells are of the highest quality.
Automotive Financing in RockAuto’s market
RockAuto is expanding its reach into the automotive financing market. On March 1, the company acquired Automotive Parts Retailer Instone (APR). APR specializes in supplying automotive parts and accessories to independent dealers and rebuilders nationwide.
The combined company, RockAuto, now has a national presence through its online and physical stores. This acquisition strengthens RockAuto’s position as an automotive parts retailer and provides customers with a single source for all their automotive needs.
“We’re excited to bring APR under the RockAuto umbrella,” said CEO Scott Anderson. “We see enormous potential in combining our resources to provide our customers with even better service and more choices.”
The APR acquisition gives Rockauto Auto Parts.Com access to a dealer network of over 4,000 locations across the country. In addition, APR’s customer base includes major brands like Mopar, Dodge, Toyota, Ford and GMC. The combined company will be able to offer increased product selection, enhanced technical support and lower prices on parts and accessories.
This acquisition is another step in RockAuto’s strategy of expanding its retail footprint into new markets. The company has already acquired Auto Zone in 2013 and NAPA Auto Parts in 2014. With this latest acquisition, RockAuto has
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