The Group acknowledges exceptional vendor partners at annual conference in celebration of success

Standard Motor Products was named Outstanding Vendor of the Year.

Standard Motor Products was named Outstanding Vendor of the Year.

Standard Motor Products Named Outstanding Vendor of the Year

At The Group’s annual membership conference and expo in National Harbor, Maryland, the Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) recognized its top vendor partners as a way of celebrating their partnership and collaboration during a special awards ceremony.

The awards presented acknowledged outstanding support in categories deemed significant by The Group’s membership, with the highest recognition of Outstanding Vendor of the Year being awarded. The top supplier in each category was determined through a voting process by members of Federated Auto Parts and The Pronto Network, with these vendors receiving the following awards:

Outstanding Vendor of the Year – Standard Motor Products 

Sales Support Vendor of the Year – Bosch

Marketing Excellence Vendor of the Year – Dorman

Excellence in Education & Training Vendor of the Year – DRiV

Service Level Excellence Vendor of the Year – BBB Industries

Catalog & Product Data Excellence Vendor of the Year – Gates

“This was our first-ever meeting of the Federated Alliance and The Pronto Network and it was a very productive week of working together and setting our agenda for the next year,” said Larry Pavey, CEO of The Group. “At The Group, we value our relationships with all of our supplier partners, and we feel it’s crucial to acknowledge those who exceed expectations. We extend our congratulations to this year’s award winners and express our gratitude for their outstanding support and partnership.”

The conference and expo hosted by The Group was attended by more than 1,000 members, vendors and associates last week. Attendees engaged in general sessions, networking events and informational meetings. In addition, they visited more than 150 booths at a vendor expo and one-on-one sessions.

About Automotive Parts Services Group 

The Automotive Parts Services Group, also known as The Group, was created as a joint venture between the Federated Alliance LLC and Pronto Network Cooperative Inc. on behalf of their respective members, creating one of the largest automotive parts supply networks in North America. For more information, visit

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