East Penn Manufacturing was honored to accept the CARQUEST 2005 Vendor of the Year award on April 13, 2005.
The 2005 Vendor of the Year award recognizes East Penn’s contribution to the success of CARQUEST’s battery and accessory program through quality products and outstanding marketing support. East Penn scored high in every key area of CARQUEST’s vendor evaluation, which includes product quality, product availability, marketing programs, sales promotions, management responsiveness, order fill, operational issues and overall “passion” to be the best supplier.
“East Penn has the product coverage, marketing programs and sales promotions that truly allow us to serve a world in motion,” said Randal Long, CARQUEST vice president, product. “They have worked to help us improve not only on our market share in automotive, but also in over-the-road, industrial, farm, golf car, marine, ATV, snowmobiles and motorcycles.”
With over 3,400 auto parts stores in North America alone, CARQUEST relies on suppliers like East Penn to provide auto parts and service of the highest quality and greatest value to customers. East Penn’s continual dedication to providing dependable service has helped CARQUEST achieve its customer-based objectives, and consistently grow sales at a higher rate than industry growth.
East Penn is a leading manufacturer of high quality lead-acid batteries and accessories for the automotive, industrial, marine, telecommunications, commercial, and stationary markets. The company’s quality systems for its entire 480-acre complex have been certified to ISO 9001:2000 and ISO/TS 16949:2002 requirements. The company’s Wire and Cable division has been certified to ISO 14001 Environmental Management System requirements. The company claims to have the largest, most modern single-site manufacturing facility in the world. For more information contact East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc., Lyon Station, PA 19536 or visit the company web site at www.dekabatteries.com.