GASTONIA, N.C., March 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- NAPA Filters has been recognized by NAPA with its Spirit of NAPA Award. This marks a record setting 11th time NAPA Filters has been honored with this award, the most by any supplier.
NAPA Filters, whose products are manufactured by MANN+HUMMEL, competed with other NAPA suppliers in several rigorous categories, including product quality, line leadership, shipping performance, sales and marketing, customer service, technical and communications support and merchandising excellence.
Keith Wilson, President and General Manager of MANN+HUMMEL Automotive Aftermarket - Americas, proudly accepted the award on behalf of the entire NAPA Filters team. In his remarks, Wilson said, "We are truly honored to win our 11th Spirit of NAPA award. Being voted "best of the best" by one of the world's largest distributors of auto parts is an incredible achievement. Our team has always worked with a fierce pride and passion in what we do. This award is a direct reflection of our collective team effort, and our dedication to excellence at all levels."
The annual selection of the Spirit of NAPA Award-winner has grown out of NAPA's legacy of exceptional customer support, dedication to innovation and the high level of quality that creates enduring companies with generations of loyal supporters.
"For over 50 years, NAPA and MANN+HUMMEL have been a united force, producing NAPA Filters. We have embraced challenges, change and success together, and believe in the strength of our long-term partnership," said Dave McColley, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Sales. "Winning the Spirit of NAPA award one time proves you can have a great year; being honored with the award on 11 different occasions demonstrates the highest level of dedication to excellence."
Dan Askey, President of NAPA, presented the 2017 Spirit of NAPA award at the annual NAPA Vendor Summit held in Atlanta. "This is the 43rd year we have presented this award. And to win for an amazing 11th time confirms NAPA Filter's dedication to excellence. I couldn't be more proud of Keith and his team."
Started in 1966, NAPA Filters was the first branded product under the NAPA name. NAPA is the world's largest distributor of light and heavy-duty filters in the automotive aftermarket, serving domestic and import vehicles sold in the U.S., as well as heavy equipment and industrial hydraulic applications. NAPA Filters are sold exclusively through NAPA AUTO PARTS stores. For more information, visit www.NAPAFilters.com.
MANN+HUMMEL is an innovative global expert for filtration solutions. The company group with its headquarters in Ludwigsburg, Germany, develops solutions for motorcars, industrial applications, clean air in interior spaces and the sustainable use of water. In 2017 the group achieved sales of approx. $4.80 billion USD worldwide with more than 20,000 employees at more than 80 locations. The products manufactured by the group include air cleaner systems, intake manifold systems, liquid filter systems, plastic components, filter media, cabin filters, industrial filters and membrane filters.