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post #1 of 144 (permalink) Old 08-31-2015, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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Centerline Acquires International Auto Parts

Centerline Products is excited to announce that we have acquired International Auto Parts (IAP) of Charlottesville, VA.

To commemorate this change, and to honor IAP’s long history, Centerline Products will become Centerline International. All operations will remain based out of Centerline’s longtime Colorado location.

For nearly 40 years, Centerline and IAP have engaged in friendly competition. With this acquisition, Centerline International will continue our quest to passionately serve our customers by providing products and service worthy of the Alfa Romeo marque. Whether you drive a classic Giulietta, GTV or Spider, or have a brand new 4C you can look forward to increased staffing, new and innovative products, and the largest inventory of Alfa Romeo parts and accessories in North America.

At this time, I would like to encourage all Alfisti to thank IAP founder Paul Opiela for his many years of dedication and hard work, and to wish him well in his future adventures. There are also many other members of the IAP staff who have provided excellent service to our community over the years. They have all asked me to express their gratitude to the many long-term customers and friends they have met along the way.
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Congratulations Joe. I hope that you can combine the IAP range of parts with your quality service.

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Congratulations to Joe, and thanks to Paul for many years of providing parts to the Alfa community.

Can't wait to see the new Centerline International catalog!


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Fair winds to Paul and all the IAP team AND smooth sailing to Joe and his team. Long live may our Italian cars and the friends who drive them be.

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post #6 of 144 (permalink) Old 09-01-2015, 05:09 AM
Good luck to all. Will Virginia cease operations? What's the time frame?
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The IAP folks were a great help when I owned my '88 Milano Verde; always taking the time to answer questions and offering advice, as well as, great parts. I wonder if any IAP personnel be remaining aboard?

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Great news. Suppliers like IAP and Centerline contribute to the enjoyment of operating a classic.

Centerline had great representation at the Warwick meet this past summer.
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congrats Joe.....now have a sale so I can afford those two dang 1969 brake boosters for my spider!

good luck...centerline has always been great to me

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Good on 'ya, Joe! Both IAP and Centerline have played major roles in making old Alfa Romeos attractive choices in the vintage marketplace. What has made this work is that both companies were built on deep institutional knowledge of what works and what doesn't. When I called Centerline or IAP looking for parts, I always had confidence that the answer I'd receive wold be based on that knowledge. That's a precious resource and, like Paul, you've always understood how essential that is to making the whole shootn' match work. You're just the guy to bring these two similar but simultaneously different companies under one roof.
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Wondereful Joe. I knew it was in the works, and am very happy you got it done!


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Congratulations

Thank you to both IAP and Centerline for all the help over the last 15 years I've been in the world of Alfa's. Great to see this opportunity to grow and help all of us in this wacky hobby we have.
Well done Joe!

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Centerline buys IAP

So I just found out today trying to access Intl Auto Parts online.

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Centerline buys International auto Parts

FYI....I just learned that Centerline has purchased IPA.
If you call IPA phone numbers you are referred to Centerline.
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FYI....I just learned that Centerline has purchased IPA.
If you call IPA phone numbers you are referred to Centerline.
maybe their phones are just being effected by inertia.
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