Automotive Parts Headquarters Opens First Auto Value Express in Grand Forks
St. Cloud, Minn. – January 21, 2011 – Automotive Parts Headquarters, a St. Cloud-based aftermarket auto parts distributor and store group, recently opened its first wholesale warehouse in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The wholesale warehouse, branded as Auto Value Express, will serve professional service dealers in the Grand Forks area with a market-specific inventory of aftermarket parts and supplies.
Auto Value Express employs four full-time and three part-time employees, and complements Automotive Parts Headquarters’ existing network of four Auto Value parts stores in North Dakota. Unlike traditional parts stores, the wholesale warehouse does not include a retail showroom or parts counter. Instead, commercial customers place orders via the Internet or over the phone. A fleet of Auto Value Express delivery vehicles then deliver the orders to the service dealers places of business.
“By focusing on the professional customers in Grand Forks, the Auto Value Express team is 100% dedicated to their success,” commented Corey Bartlett, president of Automotive Parts Headquarters. “While it doesn’t change our model in our existing markets, we see opportunities for additional Auto Value Express locations in larger markets throughout the Midwest.”
For more information regarding Auto Value Express, visit www.autovalueexpress.com.