Genuine Parts Co. Acquires Auto Parts Distributor, Jan/San Supplier

GPC has purchased Scarborough, Ontario-based Auto-Campling Ltd. and the Jan/San business of Rochester, NY-basedRochester Midland Corp., which have combined annual sales of $70 million.

Atlanta-based Genuine Parts Company announced Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire Auto-Camping, Ltd. (Scarborough, Ontario) and select assets within the Janitorial and Sanitation business of Rochester Midland Corporation (Rochester, NY). Both acquisitions are expected to close on July 1. Terms were not disclosed.

GPC — the parent company of Industrial Distribution Big 50 List companies Motion Industries and EIS Inc. — said the two business have a combined annual revenue of about $70 million.

Auto-Camping is a distributor of original equipment automotive import parts for European vehicles and sells to foreign repair specialists and original equipment dealers. It has 20 locations across Canada. GPC said Auto-Camping is expected to generate annual sales of about $50 million.

According to GPC, the Jan/San businiess supplies Jan/San accessories to more than 400 distributors, primarily in North America. GPC plans to integrate the business into its Impact Products division of its office products group — S.P. Richards — and its "growing facilities and breakroom supplies product offering." GPC expects the Jan/San business to generate annual revenues of about $20 million.

"The purchase of Auto-Camping complements our Olympus Import Parts acquisition in the first quarter of 2016 and further expands our product offering and distribution capabilities in the fast growing import parts sector of the aftermarket," said GPC president and CEO Paul Donahue. "Our Jan/San investment supports our diversification strategy and growth initiatives at S.P. Richards. We are pleased to add both businesses to the GPC family and we look forward to their future contributions to the growth of the Company."

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