Hahn Automotive Timeline
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.
Mike purchased Hahn Tire & Accessory Co., Inc. in Rochester, NY which was the start of his own auto parts business.
Vendors began to sell directly to the company making it a wholesale distributor. The company was renamed to Hahn Automotive Warehouse, Inc.
The first acquisition was made of an automotive aftermarket warehouse distributor in Syracuse, NY.
Hahn Automotive joins the program distribution group, Auto Value.
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.
Acquisition of United Consolidated Industries, which included seven distribution facilities and four company-owned jobber stores.
Acquisition of Alco Standard Warehouse, located in Buffalo, NY.
The Auto Value program was incorporated into the company.
Advantage Auto Stores are established.
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.
Mike Futerman was named C.E.O., and Eli N. Futerman became president.
Acquisition of Meisenzahl Auto Parts, Battery & Starter and Regional Auto Parts. This entered Hahn into direct distribution.
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.
Eli N. Futerman and Daniel J. Chessin became co-presidents of Hahn Automotive Warehouse, Inc.
Acquisition of A&K Sales, Inc., located in Central and Western, NY and Erie, PA. Three more warehouses and 12 company stores were added.
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.
Hahn celebrated it 50th Anniversary in business with an expanded National Sales Conference in Rochester, New York.
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.
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.
Norwood’s Empire Warehouse relocates to larger quarters in Ocean, New Jersey. Prime Automotive also opens a pick-up warehouse in Ocean, New Jersey.
Acquisition of Speedway Automotive Distributors, Inc. located in Indianapolis, Indiana. One additional warehouse and five company stores added to the Greater Indianapolis market.
Hahn will celebrate its 60th Anniversary in business with a new concept for the National Sales Conference in Rochester, New York.
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.