Founded in 1927, our roots reach back to the very beginnings of the automotive exhaust sytem business. In 1990, the Proimos family founded AirTek as a catalytic converter warehouse and Aristo as a niche manufacturer of emission control systems.
Launched CATCO brand and began manufacturing catalytic converters.
Proimos family acquires North American aftermarket division from APPI ("AP").
Centric Parts is founded.
Centric Parts acquires StopTech - a performance brake kit, brake pads, rotors, axle packs, brake lines, brake fluid and calipers company.
Centric Parts acquires Power Slot - first performance brand to distribute a full line of direct-fit replacement slotted brake discs, carried rotors, brake kits and brake pads.
Audax acquires Centric Parts.
AP acquires ANSA - exhaust, mufflers, tips and accessories for cars and trucks as well as silver stacks for trucks and sports compact systems for cars.
Centric aquires Qualis Automotive - full line of drums and rotors, chassis and hydraulics.
AP acquires Maremont - full range of mufflers, catalytic converters, performance exhaust pipes and accessory products.
Audax acquires AP Emissions.
AP acquires Eastern Catalytic - range of catalytic converters including ECO, manifold, universal, direct fit, CARB, performance and diesel as well as related pipes and components.
AP Emissions and CATCO merge.
APC Automotive Technologies is formed through the merger of AP Emissions and Centric Parts. Investment made by Harvest Partners and Audax rolls equity ownership.
APC acquires the DuraFit brand for its AP Emissions division. DuraFit is an industry-leading brand of OEM replacement Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) and Diesel Oxidation Catalysts (DOCs).