NAPA and GPC: A Shared History
In the 1920's, America fell in love with the automobile. More and more vehicles began traveling the roads, creating a need for an auto parts distribution system that could keep pace with the demand to keep our automobiles running. In 1925, NAPA was founded to meet those needs. Genuine Parts Company was founded in 1928 and quickly expanded NAPA's reach. Almost a century later, we’ve grown to become a highly successful, diversified Fortune 200 company, and the worldwide leader in the distribution of automotive and industrial replacement parts, office products and electrical/electronic materials.