Atlanta, GA /PRNewswire/ - Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC) announced today that Alliance Automotive Group (AAG), the Company's wholly-owned automotive distribution company based in London, U.K., has completed the acquisition of German Hennig Fahrzeugteile Group, effective today.
Hennig Fahrzeugteile Group, headquartered in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, is one of Germany's leading suppliers of vehicle parts. Hennig Fahrzeugteile has 31 branches across Germany and serves more than 9,000 customers, predominantly independent workshops and retailers. The Company expects the acquired business to generate annual revenues of approximately $190 million (US$).
Paul Donahue, Chief Executive Officer of Genuine Parts Company, stated, "The addition of Hennig Fahrzeugteile Group, a premier supplier of vehicle parts, serves to further expand our presence and scale in the German marketplace. We are pleased to welcome the Hennig Fahrzeugteile team into the AAG and GPC family."
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About Genuine Parts Company
Genuine Parts Company is a distributor of automotive replacement parts in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australasia, France, the U.K., Germany and Poland. The Company also distributes industrial replacement parts and electrical and electronic materials in the U.S., Canada and Mexico through its Industrial Parts Group. S. P. Richards Company, the Business Products Group, distributes a variety of business products in the U.S. and Canada. Genuine Parts Company had 2017 revenues of $16.3 billion. Further information is available at www.genpt.com.
About Alliance Automotive Group
Alliance Automotive Group is a leading distributor of light and commercial vehicle parts to the independent aftermarket in France, Germany, the U.K., and Poland, doing business under the Groupauto France, Précisium, Partners and Gef'Auto brands in France, Groupauto UK, UAN and FPS in the UK, Alliance Automotive Group Germany in Germanyand Groupauto Poland in Poland. AAG serves approximately 40,000 garages with over 100,000 different parts for repair and maintenance from a network of more than 300 company-owned stores and approximately 1,800 affiliated outlets. Further information is available at www.allianceautomotivegroup.eu.
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