MIRAMAR, Florida, December 27, 2016 — WAI, a leading manufacturing, sourcing, and distributing company specializing in rotating electrical, ignition, window regulator and engine management products, today announced it has been awarded runner-up in the category of “Car Supplier of the Year 2016” for the third year running at the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) Annual Awards Ceremony, which took place on December 15, 2016.

Announced at the ICC in Birmingham, this continued success recognizes WAI’s continuous international growth and business development, with the supplier implementing its brand new corporate identity across the globe throughout 2016. The annual awards celebrate fast-growing, hard-working parts distributors and providers in the independent aftermarket, bringing leading industry experts together in a warm and welcoming, professional environment.

The results were decided directly by IAAF members as they were able to vote for their preferred supplier or distributor via the IAAF website: www.IAAF.co.uk.

Voting merely required members logging in, clicking the link provided and following the step-by-step guide before rating the supplier or distributor of their choice based on a set of five criteria, ranging from poor to excellent in 10 categories (suppliers could only vote for distributors and vice versa).

Richard Welland, Managing Director - EMEA IAM & Vice President of Global Marketing, said: “The IAAF awards are highly esteemed throughout the aftermarket and once again our brand, service, products and values have been acknowledged highlighting the hard work and commitment shown throughout our entire international team.”

About WAI

WAI is a leading manufacturer and distributor of products for automotive, heavy-duty, agricultural, industrial, marine and power sports applications for the aftermarket industry. Our range of products includes alternators, starter motors, starter/alternator components, vehicle electronics, turbochargers, window regulators, wiper motors, ignition coils, ignition leads, and engine management products. With 14 distribution centers, WAI can service more than 7,500 customers globally in 106 countries. To learn more, visit www.WAIglobal.com.