Hahn Automotive Timeline

  • 1952

    Mike Futerman arrived in the United States and worked at a family-owned auto parts store where he learned and began to love the business.

  • 1958

    Mike purchased Hahn Tire & Accessory Co., Inc. in Rochester, NY which was the start of his own auto parts business.

  • 1965

    Vendors began to sell directly to the company making it a wholesale distributor. The company was renamed to Hahn Automotive Warehouse, Inc.

  • 1966

    The first acquisition was made of an automotive aftermarket warehouse distributor in Syracuse, NY.

  • 1976

    Hahn Automotive joins the program distribution group, Auto Value.

  • 1980

    Mike’s son, Eli N. Futerman joins the company.
    In the 1980’s, Hahn was one of the first wholesalers to provide jobbers with computer terminals.

  • 1982

    Acquisition of United Consolidated Industries, which included seven distribution facilities and four company-owned jobber stores.

  • 1983

    Acquisition of Alco Standard Warehouse, located in Buffalo, NY.
    The Auto Value program was incorporated into the company.

  • 1986

    Advantage Auto Stores are established.

  • 1988

    Daniel J. Chessin joins the company. Acquisition of AI Automotive’s operations in Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania. This added four more distribution centers and 23 company stores.

  • 1992

    Mike Futerman was named C.E.O., and Eli N. Futerman became president.

  • 1994

    Acquisition of Meisenzahl Auto Parts, Battery & Starter and Regional Auto Parts. This entered Hahn into direct distribution.

  • 1996

    Hahn was chosen to be a supplier of replacement parts for all NY state-owned vehicles. Acquisition of Nu-Way Auto Parts Inc., a group of direct distribution centers in Rochester, NY.

  • 2001

    Eli N. Futerman and Daniel J. Chessin became co-presidents of Hahn Automotive Warehouse, Inc.

  • 2002

    Acquisition of A&K Sales, Inc., located in Central and Western, NY and Erie, PA. Three more warehouses and 12 company stores were added.

  • 2007

    Acquisition of Prime Automotive, headquarters located in Glendale, NY. This added 21 pick-up warehouse locations in the Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

  • 2008

    Hahn celebrated it 50th Anniversary in business with an expanded National Sales Conference in Rochester, New York.

  • 2012

    Acquisition of Tri-State Automotive Warehouse, which expanded distribution to Providence, Rhode Island.

    Acquisition of Norwood Auto Parts. Norwood is comprised of eighteen stores and one warehouse all located in Central New Jersey.

  • 2013

    Acquisition of E&L Battery & Ignition Co. E&L is a warehouse distributor of aftermarket automotive parts with its main warehouse location in Newark, New Jersey, along with eight branches.

  • 2015

    Norwood’s Empire Warehouse relocates to larger quarters in Ocean, New Jersey. Prime Automotive also opens a pick-up warehouse in Ocean, New Jersey.

  • 2016

    Acquisition of Speedway Automotive Distributors, Inc. located in Indianapolis, Indiana. One additional warehouse and five company stores added to the Greater Indianapolis market.

  • 2018

    Hahn celebrated its 60th Anniversary in business with a new concept for the National Sales Conference in Rochester, New York.

  • 2020

    Hahn opens new state of the art distribution facility in Dayton, OH

  • 2021

    Acquisition of Carparts and Motor Supply expanding Hahn’s territory into New England with one additional warehouse and 20 company stores located in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine.

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Hahn Automotive has been a leader in the auto part distribution business for over 60 years. It all started in 1958 when Mike Futerman purchased Hahn Tire & Accessory Co. in Rochester, NY and it was a short time later when vendors began selling directly to the company. He then renamed the business to Hahn Automotive Warehouse, Inc.

Hahn Automotive encompasses more than 40 warehouses and 90 part stores throughout the Midwest and along the Eastern Seaboard. Our team is highly trained, and we put them in position to meet and exceed our customer’s expectation. We look forward to building a lasting relationship with you, whether you’re a professional service dealer or a do-it-yourselfers.

For more information about how Hahn Automotive can help you, please contact us. We’re happy to help supply your store or find that hard-to-find product for your automotive project.