Auto-Wares Group of Companies has announced its latest acquisition, Lafayette Warehouse, Inc. (LWI). The move is part of Auto-Wares’ ongoing efforts to expand its logistics capabilities and bring its exclusive brands to more customers in the Northwest and Central Indiana regions.
Lafayette Warehouse, Inc. is a company built on strong relationships with its customers, employees and suppliers, Auto-Wares said in a statement. Like Auto-Wares, LWI prides itself on providing exceptional service and high-quality products to its customers.
As part of the acquisition, Mike Brown will lead Lafayette Warehouse as General Manager. Pat James and the current location managers will continue to lead the Lafayette Warehouse location teams going into the future.
The Lafayette Warehouse customers will soon have access to the Alliance exclusive brands and the Auto Value Parts Store and Certified Service Center programs. This will provide them with even more options when it comes to high-quality auto parts and services, Auto-Wares said.
In addition to these benefits for Lafayette Warehouse customers, the acquisition will also make full line AC Delco and Mopar Original Equipment lines available to all Auto-Wares customers in the coming months.
Lafayette Warehouse has four large locations that will improve Auto-Wares logistics in the Northwest and Central Indiana regions. These include the Lafayette Auto Supply Distribution Center, Lafayette Auto Supply, Kokomo Auto Supply, and the Lafayette Warehouse Corporate Office.
“First and foremost we want to thank our employees and customers for the success we have had over the past 96 years,” said Pat James, President of Lafayette Warehouse. “We could not have done it without all their support. Auto-Wares presented an opportunity for our legacy to continue by offering great opportunities for our current employees and customers. We also would like to thank Auto-Wares for choosing us to be their next partner.”
“All of us at Auto-Wares are excited to have Lafayette Warehouse team join the Auto-Wares Group of Companies,” said Todd Leimenstoll, CEO of Auto-Wares. “Lafayette Warehouse has a very successful history and tremendous reputation. I am thankful for the trust that Pat James and the James family have placed in us. We look forward to the next chapter in growing the company.”
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