Little Fish in Big Pond Awarded
Bronze Medal for Company of the Year

AutohausAZ once again competed with thousands of large and small corporations in the 2012 Stevie American Business Awards and took home the Bronze Medal in the Company of the Year - Automotive & Transport category.

Tempe, AZ, July 18, 2012 -- Competing against thousands of corporations large and small, AutohausAZ

recently proved that size doesn't matter in the American Business Stevie® Awards competition when it was awarded the Bronze Medal for Company of the Year - Automotive & Transport Equipment, finishing just behind Ford Motor Company (gold medal) and Polaris Industries (silver medal) and ahead of more than 3,000 nominated organizations of all sizes and industries.

Little Fish in Big Pond AutohausAZ Awarded Bronze Medal for Company of the Year
AutohausAZ Wins Bronze for
Company of the Year

How is it possible for a small business to compete with such sizeable manufacturing corporations? Although small businesses' revenues may be individually minor when compared to "the big boys", their impact as a group on the economy is major. Unlike large corporations, small businesses form the majority of exporters to other countries, and they employ more than 50% of all workers in the private sector. Small businesses typically employ fewer than 500 people and offer exceptional job opportunities to all Americans. Without them and the risks they take, the nation and its economy would be vastly different than it is today.

In a recent ADP Employment Report, small business' impact on job creation was profound. Of the 132,000 new private-sector jobs ADP recorded as being created during May 2012, 67,000 were created by firms with fewer than 49 workers. In addition, 57,000 more jobs were created in firms with 52 to 499 workers. In total, small businesses accounted for more than 93% of jobs created during May 2012. In comparison, only 9,000 jobs were created by firms with 500 or more workers. (Focus 2012 study)

With its submission entitled "Customer Service is a Company-Wide Commitment - Not a Department" and annual growth rates exceeding industry norms every year, AutohausAZ proves time and time again that it can stand the test of these economically challenging times.

"AutohausAZ has built its reputation on professional integrity, friendly and knowledgeable people, a family-oriented culture and an extensive inventory of high-quality products. Standing by our corporate philosophy (customer service is a companywide commitment), we believe everyone at the Company plays a part in building long-term customer relationships. Every communication with our customers is important and, despite our growth, we've been able to maintain that friendly, personalized approach throughout our history," says Carolyn Lefebvre, President/CEO.

Described as "the business world's own Oscars" by the New York Post, the Stevie® American Business Awards is the nation's premier business awards program, with the Stevie Awards recognizing business achievements in more than 60 countries. The awards were announced at a banquet in New York City on June 18th.

About AutohausAZ:

AutohausAZ began in 1979 as a local European parts wholesaler in Phoenix, AZ (USA) and is now an international retailer with one of the largest parts warehouses on the Internet. The Company distributes high-quality original equipment (OEM) parts for European and Asian cars to customers in over 115 countries. For more information on AutohausAZ, please visit the Company's News & Media page at


Return To Press Page