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DENSO Captures IMC’s First Vendor Of The Year Award
October 19, 2015

Leading import replacement parts distributor picks DENSO for its new honor

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Interamerican Motor Corporation (IMC), an AutoZone company, has honored DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc. (DPAM), a division of leading global automotive supplier DENSO Corp., with its inaugural Vendor of the Year Award. IMC, the leading distributor of original equipment (OE)-quality import replacement parts, unveiled the award at its 28th Annual Golf Invitational held Oct. 12 at the Industry Hills Golf Club in the City of Industry, Calif.

“We are tremendously grateful for this award, which honors our entire team,” said Frank Cisek, senior manager of Aftermarket Sales. “To be chosen as IMC’s first recipient recognizes an exemplary level of customer satisfaction DENSO is committed to providing every day.”

IMC President John Mosunic and Vice President of Merchandising Kevin McCloskey announced the award at the event, which welcomed more than 150 industry vendors and customers. DENSO management Taketo Shiotani, Jose Ramirez and Alan Lupinetti joined Cisek in accepting the honor.

In establishing its Vendor of the Year Award, IMC evaluated vendors based on product availability, profitability of product lines and convenience of payment terms. Ease of working with a vendor during AutoZone Inc.’s recent acquisition of IMC and the overall quality of the business relationship between IMC and its vendors were also key criteria.

About DENSO Products and Services Americas:
DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc. is an automotive components sales, remanufacturing and distribution company that employs 470 people in Long Beach and Murrieta, Calif. The company’s product line includes heavy-duty and automotive alternators, starters, oil, cabin and air filters, spark plugs, AC compressors, oxygen sensors, ignition wires, fuel pumps, fuel injectors and wiper blades. DENSO Products and Services Americas supplies parts for original equipment service dealers and independent aftermarket service centers and retailers. In addition, the company distributes heavy-duty diesel and electrical components, portable commercial air-conditioning units and industrial robots. For more information, go to http://www.densoautoparts.com.

About DENSO:
DENSO Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics, information and safety. Its customers include all the world's major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 140,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015, totaled US$35.9 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.2 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.globaldenso.com, or visit our media website at www.densomediacenter.com.

About DENSO in North America:
In North America, DENSO employs more than 22,000 people at 30 consolidated companies and affiliates. Of these, 25 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 14,000 people in California, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Arkansas. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaled US$8.0 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015. For more information, go to www.densocorp-na.com.

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About Interamerican Motor Corporation:
Founded in 1962 and acquired by AutoZone in 2014, Interamerican Motor Corporation (IMC) is the second-largest distributor of OE and OE-quality import replacement parts in the U.S. IMC offers an extensive line of original equipment brands for European and Asian cars. IMC has developed innovative and efficient ways for commercial customers to access more than 85,000 part numbers from more than 300 OEM manufacturers and suppliers sourced from 40 countries around the world. IMC currently operates 20 locations across the United States.

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