GRAPEVINE, Texas — Suspension components producer KYB Americas Corp. was one of six suppliers honored at the recent Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) supplier awards ceremony, held during The Group's national conference and expo held virtually.
KYB won the Marketing Excellence Vendor of the Year Award.
Other award winners were:
- Standard Motor Products, Outstanding Vendor of the Year;
- First Brands Group, Sales Support Vendor of the Year;
- Gates Corp., Excellence in Education & Training Vendor of the Year;
- DuraGo, Service Level Excellence Vendor of the Year; and
- Dorman, Catalog & Product Data Excellence Vendor of the Year.
Members of Federated Auto Parts and The Pronto Network cast votes for the top supplier in each category.
KYB Director of Marketing Aaron Shaffer said the company is "honored and humbled to be recognized by The Group and all their membership.
"In what has been a challenging year, we are fortunate to have so many great partners who leveraged our programs to better train technicians and sell more parts."
KYB said it will continue its marketing initiatives throughout 2021 with consumer promotions, incentive programs for service providers and parts professionals and on-line training courses.
The Group said more than 1,200 members, suppliers and associates were in attendance during the event.
"We want to thank all of our vendor partners who provided exceptional support and service during a year that was unlike any we have ever had," Larry Pavey, CEO, Automotive Parts Services Group, said.
"We especially wanted to honor those who went above and beyond, working closely with our members to help us navigate some very challenging issues. We congratulate our honorees and thank them for their continued commitment and partnership."