July 25, 2014 2:38 PM ET


Company Overview of CARQUEST Corporation

Company Overview

CARQUEST Corporation supplies replacement products, accessories, supplies, and equipment for automobiles, light and heavy-duty trucks, off-road equipment, buses, recreational vehicles, and agricultural equipment. The company provides replacement parts, batteries, brakes, oils/filters/chemicals, performance parts and accessories, and tools/equipment/garage products. It markets and sells products through its auto parts stores and distribution centers. The company was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.

2635 East Millbrook Road

Raleigh, NC 27604

United States

Founded in 1974





Key Executives for CARQUEST Corporation

Director of Advertising
Director of Professional Markets
Vice President of Product Management
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

CARQUEST Corporation Key Developments

Dana Holding Corporation's Spicer Signs Agreement with CARQUEST Corporation

Dana Holding Corporation announced that its Spicer(R) brand of universal joints, including Spicer Life Series(R) premium performance universal joints, are now being sold through CARQUEST Corporation. Manufactured to the same high standards as original-equipment (OE) parts -- because they are OE parts -- Spicer(R) u-joints ensure reduced wear and a long service life, while maintaining maximum performance to fit the vehicles. Additionally, Spicer u-joints are uniquely crafted to ensure proper balancing for reduced noise, vibration, and harshness; less downtime; and simplified, more cost-effective vehicle maintenance.

CARQUEST Reportedly On The Block

CARQUEST Corporation might be up for sale in the market as General Parts International, Inc. has reportedly engaged Wells Fargo to handle the sale process. The deal is speculated to create as much as $2 billion. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. are said to potential bidders for CARQUEST. General Parts International is speculated to be the majority owner of the CARQUEST. O. Temple Sloan III, President and CEO of CARQUEST, did not comment to Triangle Business Journal. General Parts' spokeswoman, Dorothy Brown Smith, said, "We are a private company, and we can’t comment on any rumors you may have heard. We find it’s a big distraction for team members."

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