Advance Auto Parts and MANN+HUMMEL Strengthen Global Automotive Filter Partnership
Advance Auto Parts, Inc., an automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America, serving both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers, announced MANN+HUMMEL as the official automotive filter supplier supporting its professional filter program, Carquest oil filters. This announcement marks a milestone expansion of Advance’s 30-plus year partnership with MANN+HUMMEL, a leading global manufacturer of filtration products.
MANN+HUMMEL will begin manufacturing oil filter products for the Carquest standard and premium, professional grade oil filter lines. These product lines are engineered to a high quality standard and represent a core business strategy for Advance Auto Parts. Expanding Advance’s relationship with MANN+HUMMEL to improve its high-quality automotive filter offerings is an important step in Advance’s goal to become the leading parts provider in the automotive aftermarket.
“Professional installers want access to the highest quality products and the Carquest brand holds that reputation in the Commercial auto repair industry. MANN + HUMMEL is a proven supplier of high quality products. Our expanded collaboration with them supports Advance’s professional facing oil filter program and enhances our product line. It provides our customers with a competitive advantage and allows them to provide the best service to their customers,” said Charles Tyson, Advance’s Executive Vice President, Merchandising, Marketing and Supply Chain.
“Our global product engineering and manufacturing capabilities allow us to provide Advance Auto Parts with a comprehensive range of high-quality, highly marketable filter programs to aggressively meet its customers’ needs,” said MANN + HUMMEL Vice President, Corporate Communications , Harald Kettenbach.“This has been a trusted and positive partnership, as well as a priority for MANN + HUMMEL Group worldwide.”