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Automotive Parts Headquarters Inc.

Automotive Parts Headquarters Inc. (APH) is a third generation family-owned aftermarket auto parts distributor based in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. APH was established in 1920 in Minneapolis, as National Bushing & Parts Company and today operates Auto Value parts stores throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Michigan and Montana. With its network of 124 corporate stores and 36 independent stores, APH is consistently ranked in Babcox Media’s Top 20 Super Stores ranking of aftermarket distributors. The company employs nearly 1,200 employees.

Auto Value Parts Stores

APH is part of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, one of the largest auto parts distribution and marketing organizations in the world. As the source for parts and service for more than 2,200 parts stores and 3,000 certified service centers across North America, the Alliance prides itself on responding to the individual automotive needs of each customer.

Community Involvement

Giving back to the communities we serve is a part of our culture. We are proud supporters of the American Cancer Society, Toys for Tots, United Way and WACOSA.

History

1920 – National Bushing & Parts Co. incorporates in Minneapolis
1922 – First store opens in downtown Minneapolis at 12th & Harmon Place
1938 – Jack Bartlett joins the company
1959 – Jack Bartlett becomes a financial partner
1965 – Jack Bartlett and partners establish Automotive Parts Headquarters Inc. (APH)
1971 – John Bartlett joins the company as the second generation of leadership
1972 – APH opens a 50,000 sq. ft. warehouse in St. Cloud
1976 – Jack Bartlett passes away; John Bartlett takes over as president
1986 – Auto Value program begins
1991 – APH acquires Wilson Brothers, with four stores in northwest Minnesota
1993 – APH acquires M & L Auto Supply, with seven stores in southern Minnesota
1998 – APH acquires O.K. Auto Parts and its 14 stores
2000 – Corey Bartlett, the third generation of the Bartlett family, joins the company; Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance formed
2006 – APH moves into current 160,000 sq. ft. facility
2008 – Corey Bartlett becomes president
2013 – APH joins HDA Truck Pride
2014 – APH acquires United Auto Supply and its 13 stores
2017 – APH acquires Hedahls and its 22 stores

Honors

AAIA Head of the Class Award
AAIA Impact Award – President and CEO Corey Bartlett
AWDA Pursuit of Excellence Award – President and CEO Corey Bartlett
Babcox Media Top 20 Super Stores
Counterman Counter Professional of the Year – Wayne Brasel
Polk Inventory Efficiency Award
ROI Central Minnesota 5 Under 40 Award – President and CEO Corey Bartlett