Stone Truck Parts Names WIX® Filters ‘2013 Vendor of the Year’

Friday, 14 February 2014

Stone Truck Parts, a heavy-duty truck parts distributor based in Raleigh, N.C., selected WIX® Filters, a global manufacturer of filtration products, as their 2013 Vendor of the Year.

Jim Stone, Jr., purchasing manager for Stone Truck Parts presented the award at the distributor’s annual sales meeting in January. He credits WIX’s win on its ongoing partnership with Stone Truck Parts and their many efforts to help Stone gain market share in North Carolina during 2013.

“WIX Filters is a great partner to have because of its commitment to superior customer service and focus on achieving common goals,” Stone said. “WIX’s response to customer commitments resulted in an increase in market share in 2013, and we are poised for a strong 2014 with WIX as well.”

Stone also noted that WIX simplified its pricing and discounts for the company, which made it easier to order, and Stone Truck Parts was also able to lower its inventory by reducing overstock. In addition, Stone cited WIX as having “quality products at competitive prices” and noted WIX’s “high fill rates, excellent customer service and marketing programs designed to help sell its product lines.”

Mike Mahoney, regional sales manager for WIX, and Ty Horton, district sales manager for WIX, accepted the award for WIX.

“We were honored to be selected as Stone’s 2013 Vendor of the Year,” Mahoney said. “The partnership with Stone has been a truly positive one. Stone’s presence and quality of personnel is unparalleled in North Carolina, and that’s helped WIX increase its brand loyalty in the state.”

About WIX Filters

Since 1939, Wix® Filters has been an innovator in filtration products. WIX designs, manufactures and distributes products for automotive, diesel, agricultural, industrial and specialty filter markets. Its product line includes oil, air, cabin interior, fuel, coolant, transmission and hydraulic filters for automobiles, trucks, off-road equipment and manufacturing applications. For more information, visit Like us on Facebook at, follow us on Twitter @WIXFilters and visit our YouTube page at

About Affinia Group Inc.

Affinia Group Inc. is an innovative global leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and marketing of industrial grade products and services, including extensive offerings of aftermarket products for automotive and heavy-duty vehicles. With approximately $1.5 billion in annual revenue, Affinia has operations in North and South America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit

Wray Ward