Auto Supply Co. is returning to the Triangle market with a new Raleigh warehouse off Capital Boulevard.
The Winston-Salem company distributes automotive parts and equipment to car dealerships, independent garage owners and fleets but does not sell through retail outlets. With the new Raleigh location, the company has 18 warehouses and two larger "hub" warehouses throughout North Carolina and Western Virginia.
Auto Supply Co. did have a location in this area before, but it was closed in 2004, said Mark Pate, the company's vice president of marketing. Since then, the company has shifted its focus toward independent garage owners and fleet customers and has chosen to come back to the Triangle.
"This is a critical market for our company, representing the second largest and fastest growing metropolitan population base in North Carolina," said Charlie Key, president and CEO.
The new warehouse is roughly 25,000 square feet and is located on Yonkers Road, just off Capital Boulevard. It began operations Sept. 1.