STAUNTON, Va. — Fisher Auto Parts has acquired Allied Auto Parts, a Brockton, Mass.-based business with 13 locations in Massachusetts and two locations in Rhode Island.
"The primary rationale for selecting Fisher Auto Parts was the cultural fit of our two organizations. We operate in similar styles and share compatible philosophies," Allied Auto Parts President Michael Borr said.
"Colleagues who have been acquired by Fisher have spoken very highly of them, especially about their commitment to their employees," he added. "Fisher will help us compete with the larger players who continue to force out smaller players through economies of scale, purchasing power, vendor influence, technology and a skilled, specialized work force."
Borr will continue with Allied to help grow the business, the companies said. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The stores will retain the Allied signage.
Allied Auto Parts has supplied auto parts and paint products to automotive professionals and do-it-yourselfers since 1955. The company started out with stores in Dorchester and Norwood, Mass., and has grown to 15 store locations and a warehouse, which will be consolidated into Fisher's Providence, R.I., distribution center.
With a motto of "Everything Automotive," Allied Auto Parts and its parent company, Norwood Motor Parts, celebrated their 65th anniversary in 2020.
Fisher Auto Parts is the founding member of Federated Auto Parts Distributors and now has approximately 500 company-owned locations and more than 100 independent jobbers in 18 states.
Founded in 1929 by Blair Coiner, Fisher Auto Parts has about 4,800 employees.