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PepsiCo Recognizes Motion Industries with a Supplier of the Year Award

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Motion Industries, Inc.
1605 Alton Rd.
Birmingham, AL, 35210

Press release date: March 18, 2014

Birmingham, Ala. – Motion Industries, a leading distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts, has received a 2013 MRO Supplier of the Year Award from PepsiCo, headquartered in Purchase, NY.  Motion was the only company to receive this award in the Other Goods and Services category.

PepsiCo’s Supplier of the Year Awards are the most prestigious honor that the company offers to its suppliers, and recognizes outstanding performance at all its primary MRO subsidiaries including Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi Bottling Co., Tropicana Products, and Quaker Foods.

Motion had exceeded in delivering PepsiCo’s key corporate objectives of cost savings productivity, inventory reduction, energy savings and quality, efficiency, and innovation.   Motion was specifically cited for implementing a site Cost Savings Blitz, initiating tracking and repair processes, and identifying significant site savings as a result of an extensive sustainability project.

Mark Thompson, Motion Industries’ Senior Vice President Corporate Accounts, stated, “PepsiCo’s Supplier Award recognizes the consistently high level of service that we strive to provide at Motion Industries, and it is an honor to earn this landmark award.”

With annual sales of $4.5 billion, Motion Industries is a leading industrial parts distributor of bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical and industrial automation, hydraulic and industrial hose, hydraulic and pneumatic components, industrial products, safety products, and material handling.  Motion Industries has over 550 operations including 15 distribution centers throughout North America and serves more than 150,000 customers from the food and beverage, pulp and paper, iron and steel, chemical, mining and aggregate, petrochemical, automotive, wood and lumber, and pharmaceutical industries.

Motion Industries is a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC).  Visit our website at  Contact us toll-free at (800) 526-9328.

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