About Us

Who We Are

Celebrating its 49th year of service in the automotive aftermarket industry in 2022, Automotive Parts Associates is one of the oldest program distribution groups in operation as a member-owned not-for-profit cooperative with approximately 60 independent Warehouse Distributor shareholders in North America.

Headquartered and centrally-located in Overland Park, Kansas in the Kansas City metro area the organization is focused on member services and aggressive supplier programs, APA creates over a half-billion dollars of buying power annually with no compliance requirements. APA is a founding shareholder of NEXUS North America and member of NEXUS Automotive International (N!) trade groups. In addition, APA is a member of the AutoCare Association, Import Vehicle Community (formerly AIA) and Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA).

Our Core Values

Shareholders First

Allies for Success

APA Cares

Independent Warehouse Distributors

70+

Independent Warehouse Distributors
Locations

300+

Locations
Retail Stores

400+

Retail Stores
Annual Buying Power

500000000

Annual Buying Power

Why Choose APA?

  • SHAREHOLDERS FIRST
  • NETWORKING
  • 100% MEMBER-OWNED
  • SHAREHOLDER SERVICES
  • TRANSPARENCY
  • WORKING FOR YOU

As a core value, supporting the communities where our shareholders live, work and play is an important part of the organization. APA gives back to our communities with philanthropic donations benefitting organizations that assist those in need after natural disasters both in and out of the aftermarket industry as well as awards five scholarships each year to shareholders’ families and employees in need of educational assistance.

Our History

We Believe Our Strength Lies In The Unity Of Our Membership And Together, We Are Allies For Success