Remy Wins Pronto's Category Management Award

Sep 20, 2012, 15:23 ET from Remy International, Inc.

PENDLETON, Ind., Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Remy International, Inc. (OTC-PINK: RMYI), a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of starters, alternators, and electric traction and hybrid motors, is the proud recipient of the 2012 Category Management Award from National Pronto Association.  The award is for outstanding application of category management principles resulting in optimized inventory to sales mix, and a corresponding increase in overall profitability for Pronto members.

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Remy received the award at Pronto's fall national shareholder's meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, on September 12.  On accepting the award, Eric Bippus, Senior Vice President, North American Aftermarket & Heavy Duty Truck Sales, said, "One of Remy's top success stories in the first half of 2012 was winning Pronto's starter and alternator business, and today we are very proud to be recognized by Pronto for helping their members sell more product using the proprietary Remy Optimized Inventory System(ROI).  We believe that our relationship with Pronto has been greatly strengthened this year by the combination of our Power of One full portfolio accessibility and application of our ROI system."

Remy developed ROI utilizing an exclusive an algorithm to combine market research, industry data, internal sales information, with Remy proprietary data to maximize sales, turns, and profits.  Remy has successfully applied ROI system with more than 22 different Pronto members in about 130 distribution locations.    

According to Bippus, "Pronto members are reporting double digit growth through the application of the Remy category management principles."

"It is always satisfying to see our customers do well, and it is especially satisfying when they recognize us for helping them boost their sales and increase profits.  Pronto is a great association, and Remy is very proud to be part of their success," commented Bippus.

About National Pronto Association
National Pronto Association is an organization of independent automotive aftermarket PRONTO Warehouse Distributors, PRONTO Auto Parts Stores and PRONTO Auto Service Centers all of whom take advantage of a multitude of services provided by the Association. Marketing the PRONTO name at all levels of distribution has become a primary function of the Association, which is committed to the independent automotive market and demonstrates leadership within the industry by providing Pronto Member distributors and their customers a professionally-managed, member-directed organizational structure.

About Remy International, Inc.
Founded by the Remy Brothers in 1896, Remy International, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer and remanufacturer of alternators, starter motors and electric traction motors.  Headquartered In Pendleton, IN, with global operations across four continents and 10 countries, Remy International markets products under the Delco Remy and Remy trade names.  Known for innovation, efficiency, quality, and best-in-class customer service and support, Remy International's products are integrated by leading industrial, specialty, automotive and heavy-duty OEMs and aftermarket providers worldwide.  We Start the World & Keep It Running.

Contact: Martha Avery, Remy International, Inc., 765.274.7805

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