NAPAonline.com and Wrenchead, Inc. Announce Strategic e-Commerce Alliance To Fuel Automotive Aftermarket Purchasing

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Wrenchead, Inc.

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Wrenchead, Inc. the leader in
 e-commerce technology for the automotive aftermarket industry, today announced
 a partnership with NAPA AUTO PARTS, the industry's leading distributor of
 aftermarket automotive parts.  Under the Agreement, NAPAonline.com will become
 the exclusive online fulfillment partner for Wrenchead.com's customers.
     Marking a milestone in online shopping, the NAPAonline and Wrenchead
 alliance will maximize operating efficiencies and provide additional benefits
 to consumers.  This new structure combines the strengths of two leading brands
 -- one that offers brick and mortar shopping, and the other focused
 exclusively on e-commerce -- to create a superior shopping experience for the
 auto enthusiast.
 
     About NAPA AUTO PARTS
     NAPA AUTO PARTS is the world's largest distributor of aftermarket
 automotive parts, accessories and tools and equipment offered through more
 than 6,000 NAPA AUTO PARTS stores and more than 10,000 NAPA AutoCare Centers.
 
     About Wrenchead, Inc.
     Wrenchead is a leading provider of enabling software solutions for the
 automotive aftermarket industry.  The company owns one of the largest
 AAIA-compatible Electronic Parts Catalog for the automotive aftermarket
 industry.  Wrenchead's investor group includes Polaris Venture Partners,
 Goldman Sachs & Co., The Canopy Group Inc, WIT Capital, and CBS.
 
 

SOURCE Wrenchead, Inc.
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Wrenchead, Inc. the leader in
 e-commerce technology for the automotive aftermarket industry, today announced
 a partnership with NAPA AUTO PARTS, the industry's leading distributor of
 aftermarket automotive parts.  Under the Agreement, NAPAonline.com will become
 the exclusive online fulfillment partner for Wrenchead.com's customers.
     Marking a milestone in online shopping, the NAPAonline and Wrenchead
 alliance will maximize operating efficiencies and provide additional benefits
 to consumers.  This new structure combines the strengths of two leading brands
 -- one that offers brick and mortar shopping, and the other focused
 exclusively on e-commerce -- to create a superior shopping experience for the
 auto enthusiast.
 
     About NAPA AUTO PARTS
     NAPA AUTO PARTS is the world's largest distributor of aftermarket
 automotive parts, accessories and tools and equipment offered through more
 than 6,000 NAPA AUTO PARTS stores and more than 10,000 NAPA AutoCare Centers.
 
     About Wrenchead, Inc.
     Wrenchead is a leading provider of enabling software solutions for the
 automotive aftermarket industry.  The company owns one of the largest
 AAIA-compatible Electronic Parts Catalog for the automotive aftermarket
 industry.  Wrenchead's investor group includes Polaris Venture Partners,
 Goldman Sachs & Co., The Canopy Group Inc, WIT Capital, and CBS.
 
 SOURCE  Wrenchead, Inc.