Dorman Products, Inc. operates as a supplier of replacement parts and fasteners for passenger cars, light trucks, and heavy duty trucks in the automotive aftermarket. Brands and Products The company distributes and markets approximately 140,000 different stock keeping units of automotive replacement parts and fasteners, majority of which the company designs and engineers. The company’s products are sold under one of the seven DORMAN sub-brands as follows: DORMAN OE Solutions: Automotive replacement parts, such as intake manifolds, exhaust manifolds, oil cooler lines, window regulators, harmonic balancers and radiator fan assemblies. DORMAN HELP!: Automotive replacement parts, including window handles, switches, door hardware, interior trim parts, headlamp aiming screws and retainer rings, radiator parts, battery hold-down bolts and repair kits, valve train parts and power steering filler caps. DORMAN TECHoice: A line of automotive replacement parts, including mass air flow sensors, belt tensioners, and idler pulleys. DORMAN AutoGrade: A line of application specific and general automotive hardware that is a necessary element to a complete repair. Product categories include body hardware, general automotive fasteners, oil drain plugs, and wheel hardware. DORMAN Conduct-Tite!: A selection of electrical connectors, wire, tools, testers, and accessories. DORMAN FirstStop: Value priced technician quality brake and clutch hydraulic programs. DORMAN HD Solutions: A line of heavy duty aftermarket parts for class 4-8 heavy vehicles. Coverage includes coolant tubes, door handles and other body parts, fluid reservoirs, headlights and lighting, hood components, window regulators, and wiper transmissions. The company groups its products into four major classes, such as power-train, automotive body, chassis, and hardware. The company’s power-train product line includes intake and exhaust manifolds, cooling products, harmonic balancers, fluid lines, fluid reservoirs, connectors, 4 wheel drive components and axles, drain plugs, and other engine, transmission and axle components. Its line of automotive body products include door handles and hinges, window lift motors, window regulators, switches and handles, wiper components, lighting, electrical, and other interior and exterior automotive body components. Chassis products include brake hardware and hydraulics, wheel and axle hardware, suspension arms, knuckles, links, bushings, and other suspension, steering and brake components. Hardware products include threaded bolts, auto body and home fasteners, automotive and home electrical wiring components, and other hardware assortments and merchandise. Sales and Marketing, and Customers The company markets its products to three groups of purchasers who in turn supply individual consumers and professional installers. Its products are sold primarily in the United States through automotive aftermarket retailers (such as Advance Auto Parts, AutoZone, and O’Reilly Auto Parts) and local independent parts wholesalers and national general merchandise chain retailers; national, regional and local warehouse distributors (such as Genuine Parts Co. - NAPA); and specialty markets (which include, among others, mass merchants (such as Wal-Mart), salvage yards, and the parts distribution systems of parts manufacturers). The company also distributes automotive replacement parts internationally, with sales primarily into Europe, Mexico, the Middle East, Asia, and Canada. The company uses various methods to sell its products. Its approximately 60 person direct sales force and sales support staff solicits purchases of its products directly from customers, as well as manages the activities of approximately 17 independent manufacturers’ representative agencies worldwide. The company uses independent manufacturers’ representative agencies to help service existing automotive retail, automotive and heavy duty parts distribution customers, providing frequent on-site contact. The company services approximately 2,300 active accounts. Seasonality The company’s business is somewhat seasonal in nature, with the highest sales usually occurring in the spring and summer months. History Dorman Products, Inc. was founded in 1978. The company was incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1978.
dorman products inc (DORM:NASDAQ GS)
3400 East Walnut Street
Colmar, PA 18915
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