APA Welcomes TruStar, Inc.

Overland Park, KS and Pearland, TX, (March 17, 2022)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Automotive Parts Associates (APA) is pleased to announce the acquisition of TruStar, Inc.

Established roughly 35 years ago in Pearland, Texas, TruStar finds itself amongst the oldest automotive buying and marketing group. With tenets like honesty and integrity, as President and CEO, what Steve Upton has been able to accomplish over the past three decades is nothing short of the American dream.


The addition of TruStar now brings the number of Warehouse Distributors to more than 100. With John Amalfe and his Momentum family of brands and the TruStar co-man warehouse, this is a value driven deal for all.  "We like to think we can find a program to fit any potential member or shareholder," says Upton.


The combination of companies and the new supplier programs that will be open to all members and shareholders will benefit everyone across the entire value chain," said Steve Tucker, President of APA. Tucker also noted, "Further, I am excited that Steve Upton and I will be working together through the transition to ensure everything is moving smoothly as we integrate the businesses."


With APA's 50th anniversary just a year away, this marks a pivotal step for APA as we work to further support and solidify our members' market share in the industry.


Please join us in welcoming TruStar to the APA family!


About Automotive Parts Associates, Inc.

Automotive Parts Associates, Inc. is a shareholder-owned cooperative made up of over 475 independent auto parts distributor locations throughout North America. For more information about APA or about membership opportunities, visit www.APA.parts.


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