Dallas Distribution Center named SPR Distribution Center of the Year



March 14th, 2013

S.P. Richards Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (GPC: NYSE) and leading wholesale distributor of business and office supplies, announced today…

Dallas Distribution Center named SPR Distribution Center of the Year

S.P. Richards Company presented its Dallas, Texas location the 2012 Distribution Center of the Year award at the company’s recent National Sales Meeting. This honor is awarded each year to the S.P. Richards distribution center that achieves the highest combined results in a number of key performance measurements including service levels, order and inventory accuracy, inventory turn, sales and employee productivity.

Rob Smith, Dallas General Manager in 2012 accepted the award on behalf of the employees of the Distribution Center. He commented on the honor, “I couldn’t be more proud of the team we have in Dallas. Their commitment to driving 100% customer satisfaction every day and with every transaction is really incredible to witness. I feel fortunate to have been a part of that.”

Rick Toppin, S.P. Richards Company President and COO added, “Each year we recognize the best of the best with our Distribution Center of the Year award. The bar gets raised every year and the competition grows tougher. The Dallas Distribution Center team set the standard for excellence in 2012, demonstrating what can be achieved when everyone is focused on continuous improvement and delivering the highest level of customer satisfaction. We appreciate the efforts of Rob and all of the employees at the Dallas Distribution Center and congratulate them on earning the company’s most prestigious award.”

S.P. Richards Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (GPC: NYSE), distributes a wide spectrum of business products to office products resellers throughout the U.S. and Canada. These products include consumable office supplies, office furniture, computer supplies, consumer electronics, cleaning and breakroom supplies from all of the major industry manufacturers. S.P. Richards Company markets several private label lines under the brand names of Lorell®, Integra™, Sparco™, Genuine Joe®, Nature Saver®, Compucessory®, Elite Image® and Business Source®. The company operates over 40 Distribution Centers across the United States and Canada.

Genuine Parts Company is a distributor of automotive replacement parts in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The Company also distributes industrial replacement parts in the U.S., Canada and Mexico through its Motion Industries subsidiary. S.P. Richards Company, the Office Products Group, distributes business products nationwide in the U.S. and in Canada. The Electrical/Electronic Group, EIS, Inc., distributes electrical and electronic components throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Genuine Parts Company had 2012 revenues of $13.0 billion.




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