NPW is a company rich in history that began in 1969 by founder, President and CEO, Larry Pacey. In its early days, NPW, then known as National Carburetor Exchange, was run out of a 600 square foot building where Larry did everything on his own, from actually rebuilding the carburetors to sales and collections. Over a five-year period, the business quickly evolved to include into a retail parts store handling a large number of performance lines.
In 1974, the business became a Warehouse Distributor carrying all performance lines, and the name eventually changed to National Auto Parts Warehouse dba National Performance Warehouse. Throughout the 80’s, the business continued to grow through the expansion into traditional auto parts and with the opening of additional warehouses in Orlando and West Palm Beach, Florida. NPW later added truck accessories into their product offering in 1998.
In 2008, their acquisition of Southern Performance Warehouse in Clearwater, FL marked the beginning of NPW’s quest to expand their footprint which eventually lead to over 20 acquisitions over a 10-year span. Through these strategic acquisitions, organic sales growth and strong leadership, the company quickly became an aftermarket powerhouse with 19 warehouse locations and 700 employees across North America and climbing. Some of their notable acquisitions include their 2010 acquisition of Speed Warehouse in Hayward, CA, marking their first step in their quest of expansion to the west coast. In 2012, they acquired Karbelt Speed & Customs in Toronto, Canada paving the way to international distribution. In 2018, they completed their largest and second largest acquisition in the history of the company with their acquisitions of Associate Jobbers Warehouse in Boaz, AL and Performance Warehouse with locations in Portland, OR and Tacoma WA.
With a widespread presence throughout the country, over 700 premium brands and more than one million part numbers in stock, they are able to achieve their goal of providing fast, reliable service, including next day service, to their valued customers in almost every area in the nation. With a customer first approach, NPW prides itself in forging true partnerships with their customers by taking the time to listen to their needs to gain a better understanding of what they need to provide excellent, retail service to their customers.
Looking to the future in following in their dad’s footsteps, Larry’s sons strive to continue its expansion in distribution across North America. With a love of the business and a devotion to the craft, the succession chain is well forged for continued success and continuity of vision at NPW for many years.
NPW is a founding member of the AAM Marketing Group that markets under the PartsPro and Total Truck Center Name, as well as the Automotive Aftermarket Alliance that markets under the Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper Name. Both groups are industry leaders in automotive marketing efforts and help create demand for auto parts and automotive accessories throughout North America.