Advance Auto Parts acquires Northeast supplier


ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Advance Auto Parts Inc. has completed its acquisition of parts supplier B.W.P. Distributors Inc., accelerating its growth in the Northeast.

The Roanoke, Va.-based seller of auto parts and batteries says the all-cash transaction closed on Dec. 31. Terms were not disclosed.

Privately held BWP supplies products primarily to commercial customers. The New York-based company operates or supplies 216 locations in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Advance will operate 124 BWP company-owned stores and transfer rights to distribute to 92 independently owned locations to a General Parts International Inc. affiliate. Advance also will operate two of BWP's distribution centers in Massachusetts and New Jersey.

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