Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation, has acquired the Beck/Arnley brand and certain associated assets. Based in Smyrna, Tenn., U.S.A., Beck/Arnley is a leading provider of premium original equipment (OE) quality parts and fluids, including automatic transmission fluid, motor oil, antifreeze/coolants, for foreign nameplate vehicles in North America.
The announcement marks a significant product line expansion that is consistent with Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ strategy to deliver the broadest range of high-quality products to the global independent aftermarket.
The acquisition, which is effective immediately, adds several complementary product lines to the Federal-Mogul Motorparts product portfolio, such as Beck/Arnley fluids, engine management, cooling, electrical parts and electronic components. In addition, the acquisition adds additional foreign nameplate coverage to Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ current offering.
To ensure continued operational excellence, Beck/Arnley will maintain its own team and independent distribution organisation in Smyrna.
“With this acquisition, we’re adding a recognised and successful foreign nameplate brand to Federal-Mogul’s existing globally-recognised brand portfolio,” said Paul Stanecki, vice president, quality & aftermarket solutions,
“Federal-Mogul Motorparts also brings its research and development, engineering, global sourcing, sales and marketing capabilities to the table, which we believe will expand Beck/Arnley’s reach and presence in the market.
“Through the combination of our two organisations, our customers will now have streamlined access to OE-pedigree parts from Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ global operations, thus expanding and strengthening Beck/Arnley’s OE quality product offerings which are so critical to the foreign nameplate market,” Stanecki said.
Beck/Arnley is exclusively dedicated to supporting its distribution partners who service the foreign nameplate
repair and maintenance market. Beck/Arnley supplies wholesale distributors, who sell to jobbers and retailers. Founded in 1914, Beck/Arnley’s broad product offering for the aftermarket is organized into six modules: Brake & Chassis, Electrical, Clutch & Driveline, Engine Management, Engine Parts & Filtration and Cooling Systems. Beck/Arnley now sells genuine OE quality fluids sourced directly from OEM suppliers.
Headquartered near Nashville, Tenn., Beck/Arnley researches, sources and delivers parts to resellers through its Master Distribution Center in Smyrna, Tenn., and strategically located satellite distribution centers across North America.
Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation is a leading global supplier of products and services to the world’s manufacturers and servicers of vehicles and equipment in the automotive, light, medium and heavy-duty commercial, marine, rail, aerospace, power generation and industrial markets. Federal-Mogul Powertrain designs and manufactures original equipment powertrain components and systems protection products for automotive, heavy-duty, industrial and transport applications.