Inc. Again Recognizes AutohausAZ as One of
America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies
Phoenix, AZ, October 8, 2009 -- Inc. Magazine, the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, announced its third annual Inc. 5000 list of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies on August 12, 2009. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the U.S. economy--America's independent-minded entrepreneurs.
Among this year's winners is AutohausAZ, a large Internet-based auto parts retailer specializing in distributing OEM parts worldwide for European and Asian cars. According to this year's list, AutohausAZ is the fastest-growing auto parts retailer, and it was selected for Inc. Magazine's 2009 list of the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in the nation for the second year in a row. To qualify for the Inc. 5000, companies must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, independent entities and have posted minimum revenues of $200,000 and $2 million in 2005 and 2008 (respectively).
In addition to its ranking in the Inc. 5000 list overall, AutohausAZ was also honored for a second consecutive year in Inc. Magazine's Top 100 Businesses in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro area (placing 37th) and in the Top 100 Retail Companies in America (placing 94th).
The Inc. 5000 list, an extension of the Inc. 500, provides a comprehensive look at the entrepreneurial portion of the U.S. economy. Despite the ongoing recession, the companies on the 2009 Inc. 5000 list contributed $214 billion in revenue to the U.S. economy (up $29 billion from last year).
AutohausAZ was recognized at an award ceremony held September 23-25, 2009 at Washington DC's Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. This event celebrated the 28th anniversary of the Inc. 500 list and the 3rd annual award ceremony for the Inc. 5000 and is the only major business conference that recognizes the tremendous achievements of entrepreneurs in America.
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).