|Advance Auto Parts and MANN+HUMMEL Strengthen Global Automotive Filter Partnership|
|ROANOKE, Va., June, 1, 2016 – Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America, serving both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers, today announced MANN+HUMMEL as the official automotive filter supplier supporting its professional filter program, Carquest® oil filters. This announcement marks a milestone expansion of Advance's 30-plus year partnership with MANN+HUMMEL, a leading global manufacturer of filtration products.|
MANN+HUMMEL will begin manufacturing oil filter products for the Carquest standard and premium, professional grade oil filter lines. These product lines are engineered to a high quality standard and represent a core business strategy for Advance Auto Parts. Expanding Advance's relationship with MANN+HUMMEL to improve its high-quality automotive filter offerings is an important step in Advance's goal to become the leading parts provider in the automotive aftermarket.
"Professional installers want access to the highest quality products and the Carquest brand holds that reputation in the Commercial auto repair industry. MANN + HUMMEL is a proven supplier of high quality products. Our expanded collaboration with them supports Advance's professional facing oil filter program and enhances our product line. It provides our customers with a competitive advantage and allows them to provide the best service to their customers," said Charles Tyson, Advance's Executive Vice President, Merchandising, Marketing and Supply Chain.
"Our global product engineering and manufacturing capabilities allow us to provide Advance Auto Parts with a comprehensive range of high-quality, highly marketable filter programs to aggressively meet its customers' needs," said MANN + HUMMEL Vice President, Corporate Communications , Harald Kettenbach. "This has been a trusted and positive partnership, as well as a priority for MANN + HUMMEL Group worldwide."
About Advance Auto Parts
Advance Auto Parts, Inc., a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America, serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers. As of April 23, 2016 Advance operated 5,086 stores and 125 Worldpac branches and serves approximately 1,300 independently owned Carquest branded stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada. Advance employs approximately 74,000 Team Members. Additional information about the Company, employment opportunities, customer services, and on-line shopping for parts, accessories and other offerings can be found on the Company's website at www.AdvanceAutoParts.com.
The MANN+HUMMEL Group is a leading global expert for filtration solutions and development partner and original equipment supplier to the international automotive and mechanical engineering industries. In 2015, a workforce of over 16,000 employees at more than 60 locations worldwide generated sales of approx. 3 billion euros (preliminary figures). The acquisition of the Affinia Group involves the addition of around 4,500 employees, some 10 locations and approx. 900 million euros in sales. The group's product portfolio includes air filter systems, intake manifold systems, liquid filter systems, cabin filters and technical plastic parts, as well as filter elements for vehicle servicing and repair. For mechanical engineering, process engineering and other industrial applications, the company's product range encompasses industrial filters, a series of products to reduce carbon emission levels in diesel engines, membrane filters for water filtration and filter systems.
Anna Gurney, Advance Auto Parts
Tina Davis, MANN + HUMMEL