Auto-Wares Group of Companies Expands in Michigan

by Deanna Collins Press Room

Auto-Wares Group of Companies Expands in Michigan

Grand Rapids, Michigan - Auto-Wares Group of Companies announced today that it will be expanding its network of company owned stores in the Detroit Michigan area. Romulus Auto Supply has joined Auto-Wares to expand inventory and programs to service customers in Romulus, Belleville and surrounding areas. Romulus Auto Supply has served both retail DIY customers and professional repair facilities for many years with excellent service. Romulus Auto Supply, now known as Auto Value Romulus, Auto Value Middlebelt (Romulus, MI) and Auto Value Belleville have been a long time member of the Auto Value Marketing program. This acquisition marks 9th store location in the last 12 months for Auto-Wares.

Romulus Auto Supply

Doug O’Leary, Romulus Auto Supply Owner, commented, “20 years ago when I purchased Romulus Auto Supply, my goals were to be a great supplier, a great employer, and a great customer. If I could accomplish these goals the business would be successful. Because of loyal customers, employees and vendors, I believe I have been able to achieve them. I would like to thank everyone involved. Auto-Wares is the best auto parts supplier, having the opportunity to team with them will lead the organization to the next level. Auto-Wares has been my behind the scenes big brother for 20 years and I am passing the torch to them to see it glow brighter. This acquisition is going to be beneficial not only my employees future, but to the customers and the community. Watch us now, I am so excited for our future”.

Auto-Wares Group of Companies Vice President of Company Stores, Murray Smith said, "Auto-Wares welcomes Doug O'Leary and the Romulus Auto Group to the team. The three locations will be a strong addition to the Metro Detroit AutoWares store group. The team Doug has assembled over the years is outstanding. We also welcome all of the Romulus store group of customers and can't wait to serve them with the best inventory, programs and customer service in the area."

About Auto-Wares Group of Companies

Auto-Wares Group of Companies is an automotive aftermarket distribution company headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan serving a 5 state region providing the complete parts needs for 600 stores and thousands of service centers since 1976. Auto-Wares Group of Companies is a member of Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance. The source for quality parts and service for over 2,300 parts stores and over 3,080 certified service centers throughout North America, the Alliance prides itself on responding to the individual automotive needs of each customer. Service is the Difference. We Get It!

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