AutohausAZ Celebrates 30 Years of Continued Success
Phoenix, AZ - October 28, 2009 - AutohausAZ, a large
Internet-based auto parts retailer distributing
OEM parts worldwide for European and Asian cars, recently announced its
30th year celebration of continued success and growth. Over the past three
decades, AutohausAZ has persevered, despite competitive pressures, an ownership
change, several economic downturns, the credit crunch and all those other
growing pains faced by small and medium-sized companies.
AutohausAZ has achieved what few companies have been able to do in this
day and age - long-term and sustainable success - through its unique focus on
quality parts, discount pricing, fast & accurate shipping and superior
30 Years of Success
Since 1979, AutohausAZ has evolved from a local wholesaler providing European
auto parts to Phoenix-based repair shops to a thriving Internet-based auto
parts retailer, distributing auto parts
in more than 115 countries. Its website, AutohausAZ.com, first launched in 1998
as a 5-page information site after a large competitor moved into town and sales
started to be adversely affected.
"Back in 1998, if we couldn't find a way to increase sales without significant
costs and lowered margins, AutohausAZ would've become just another statistic -
another failed small company that fell victim to a larger competitor. Luckily,
the Internet provided that opportunity for us and it's been an overwhelming
success," said Carolyn Lefebvre, President/CEO of AutohausAZ.
In 2003, AutohausAZ built and launched its proprietary online auto parts catalog
and changed its focus from local, wholesale customers to the
global retail market.'; By 2005, AutohausAZ had gone from a local
250-customer market to hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide, with sales
growth of 744% since the launch of AutohausAZ.com.
Even though AutohausAZ.com continues to experience tremendous growth, it has
never sacrificed customer service. New and returning customers are greeted with
a user-friendly website that offers informative
car repair articles, intuitive
parts searches, easy navigation, fast-loading pages, comprehensive
product details (text and images), state-of-the-art security encryption for
order and payment processing, complete customer notification and tracking
systems and a maintenance section allowing customers to store repair records
and set auto-reminders for future repairs.
AutohausAZ also expanded its physical location in 2008 due to its need for more
space to ensure continued success. Now the AutohausAZ warehouse is more than
double its original size, with expanded space for inspecting, packing and
shipping orders. Office space was tripled with this expansion to provide more
private offices and a more comfortable, productive work environment for
"This year is a major milestone for AutohausAZ as we celebrate our 30th year in
business," said Carolyn Lefebvre. "Our thanks go out to all of you who've made
our success possible. We've never forgotten the basics and the people who've
contributed to our success along the way, whether they be valued customers,
employees or suppliers. It's always been, and will always be, a team effort."
AutohausAZ began in 1979 as a local European parts retailer in Phoenix, AZ (USA)
and is now an international retailer with one of the largest parts warehouses
on the web. The company sources and sells high-quality original equipment (OEM)
parts for European and Japanese vehicles to customers in over 115 countries.
AutohausAZ specializes in German car parts (Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Mini
Cooper, Porsche, and Volkswagen) and also carries a wide selection of auto
parts for Swedish (Saab, Volvo), British (LandRover, Jaguar) and Japanese
automobiles (Acura, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Nissan and Toyota).