ARI attributed the increase in sales to its "strong team and products, as well as dealer enthusiasm." During that same period, the firm upgraded its automotive tire and wheel dealer websites to include a new mobile platform. In addition, an integration to American Tire Distributors Holdings Inc.'s website was enhanced to include real-time pricing, according to ARI.
"Dealers recognize that ARI is committed to the success of their business and the industry more broadly," said Roy W. Olivier, ARI's president and CEO. "We are focused on rapidly enhancing our products, developing new third party relationships, and staying ahead of online marketing trends."
Mr. Olivier added that the company is planning "exciting upgrades" to its product lines in the coming months.
Robert Jones, director of retail sales at ARI, said the company believes it is "well-positioned to provide independent automotive tire and wheel dealers with great products that help them service and sell more in-store and online.
"A 25-percent increase in sales indicates to me that dealers are excited about their future and believe that ARI will play an important role in their future success."
According to ARI, its products are powered by a proprietary library of enriched original equipment and aftermarket content that spans more than 10.5 million active part and accessory SKUs, 469,000 models and $1.7 billion in retail product value.