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Industry Auto Parts Retail
Founded 1989
Headquarters San Diego, California, USA
Key people

Matt Glauber, President & Chief Operating Officer
Chris Struempler, (Chief Financial Officer)
Adrian Crisan[1] (Chief information officer)
Revenue $52.9 M[2]
Number of employees
118 (March 2013)
Website is an auto parts retailer based in San Diego, California. The company sells automotive repair and performance parts through its ecommerce website and over the phone.[3] In 2012 they had sales of 32 million.[4][5] Their CEO is Matt Glauber [6][7] and all of their 118 employees are based in the United States.[3]

History[edit] was founded in 1989[4][6][8] as a steering parts manufacturer and auto part distributor.[4][5] In 2002 the company launched their website and by 2009 online sales made up half of total sales.[5] Today the company receives 90 percent of its business from a targeted set of product lines, which include replacement turbochargers, air conditioning parts, steering racks, and suspension components.[9][10]


The firm was named to Inc. Magazine’s Inc.5000 fastest growing companies list for 2011 (#1803), 2012 (#1575), 2013 (#2382), 2014 (#3339) and 2015(#4463).[4][5][8][11]Inc. listed their 3-year sales growth at 152%.[4][8] They earned the 'Five-Time Inc. 5000 Honoree' in 2015.[11] In 2013 the company was included on the Internet Retailer’s Top 500 Guide at position 422[4][8] and the San Diego Business Journal ranked them 75th in their 2013 Fastest Growing Company list, 82nd in their 2014 Fastest Growing Private Companies list and #97 in the 2015 list.[5][6][12][13] They were ranked number 31 in the San Diego Business Journal list of largest private San Diego companies for 2015.[14]


Company headquarters are located in San Diego, California. In 2012 they moved into a 55,000 square foot building which houses an inventory of 140,000 parts.[5] As of March 2013 the company employed 118 people.[5][10]


  1. ^ Names New Chief Information Officer
  2. ^ " Number 4463 on the 2016 Inc. 5000". Retrieved 20 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b BuyAutoParts Website, retrieved October 23, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d e f " Makes Inc.’s Fastest Growing List for 3rd Consecutive Year," San Diego Business Journal, August 28, 2013.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g " Delivers on Customer Service," San Diego Business Journal, pp. 3, 37; September 23, 2013.
  6. ^ a b c San Diego Business Journal Fastest 100 Growing Private Companies 2013, San Diego Business Journal, 2013, p. S36.
  7. ^ "BBB Business Review –," Better Business Bureau.
  8. ^ a b c d "Company Profile –," Inc. Magazine.
  9. ^ Gladstone Capital Corporation Invests $5.6 Million in Meridian Rack & Pinion, Inc.
  10. ^ a b Katherine Poythress, "San Diego’s Top Internet Retailers," U-T San Diego, May 7, 2014.
  11. ^ a b " Number 4463 on the 2016 Inc. 5000". Retrieved 2016-09-16. 
  12. ^ San Diego Business Journal 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies 2014
  13. ^ "Buy Auto Parts Listed On The 2015 San Diego Business Journal Fastest Growing Companies". Retrieved 2016-09-16. 
  14. ^ " Ranked #31 on San Diego Business Journal's List of Largest Private Companies". Retrieved 2016-09-16. 

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