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Advance Auto Parts Honors SYLVANIA Automotive with 2017 DIY Excellence Vendor of the Year Award

SYLVANIA Automotive recognized for continuous commitment to put the customer first.


Hillsboro, NH – SYLVANIA Automotive, the leader in automotive lighting solutions for the automotive aftermarket and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), has been named the 2017 DIY Excellence Vendor of the Year by Advance Auto Parts, a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers. Advance Auto Parts selected SYLVANIA Automotive as the winner of this year’s DIY Excellence award for its continued commitment to bring top-notch products, innovative solutions and creative ideas to the table that help drive business forward.

For more than a decade, SYLVANIA Automotive and Advance Auto Parts have teamed up to provide high-quality products and exceptional service to their customers across 5,000 stores. Millions of consumers turn to Advance Auto Parts to find a wide range of SYLVANIA Automotive options, including automotive lighting and accessories. Advance Auto Parts currently offers products from SYLVANIA’S SilverStar, SilverStar Ultra, ZEVO and XtraVision lines, and expands its offerings of SYLVANIA Automotive brand products each year to align with customer demand and industry trends. The award was presented to SYLVANIA Automotive at the Advance Auto Parts vendor summit held last week in Raleigh, North Carolina.

“We work very closely with Advance Auto Parts to ensure we’re making it easy for the Advance team to educate customers and to stay ahead of the curve, delivering products and services that not only meet our customers’ needs, but exceed their expectations,” said Joe Verbanic, Director of Aftermarket Sales and Marketing, SYLVANIA Automotive. “We’re honored to receive this award and we are eager to continue supporting our partners at Advance Auto Parts for many years to come.”

“The SYLVANIA Automotive team consistently brings innovative ideas to the table in promotions and marketing that are aligned with our customers’ needs,” said Mike Broderick, Senior Vice President, Merchandising and Operations Support for Advance Auto Parts. “The support, products and solutions SYLVANIA provides to all DIY customers is unparalleled, and we are proud to honor SYLVANIA with this award.”

For a full list of the winners and more details on this award, please visit the Advance Auto Parts newsroom. For more information on SYLVANIA Automotive, please visit

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About OSRAM SYLVANIA Automotive Lighting

OSRAM SYLVANIA, together with OSRAM GbmH, is the world leader in automotive lighting for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and the aftermarket. The company’s global automotive lighting division has its principal North American operations in Hillsboro, N.H., with nearly 600 employees. In addition to TS 16949, this facility has also achieved ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications. Automotive Lighting designs, develops, manufactures and markets state-of-the-art automotive light sources, including auxiliary, advanced halogen, LED and high-intensity discharge lighting for interior, exterior and forward lighting applications. More than 400 lamp types are produced for cars, trucks, and electronics in facilities throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Automotive applications for OEMs are marketed under the OSRAM brand while products for the aftermarket are sold under the SYLVANIA brand.


OSRAM, based in Munich, is a globally leading lighting manufacturer with a history dating back about 100 years. The product portfolio includes high-tech applications based on semiconductor technology such as infrared or laser lighting. The products are used in highly diverse applications ranging from virtual reality, autonomous driving or mobile phones to smart and connected lighting solutions in buildings and cities. In automotive lighting, the company is the global market and technology leader. Based on continuing operations (excluding Ledvance), OSRAM had around 24,600 employees worldwide at the end of fiscal 2016 (September 30) and generated revenue of almost €3.8 billion in that fiscal year. The company is listed on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt and Munich (ISIN: DE000LED4000; WKN: LED400; trading symbol: OSR). Additional information can be found at

About Advanced Auto Parts

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. is a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers. As of July 15, 2017, Advance operated 5,073 stores and 131 Worldpac branches and employed approximately 73,000 Team Members in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Company also serves approximately 1,250 independently owned Carquest branded stores across these locations in addition to Mexico and the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, British Virgin Islands and Pacific Islands. Additional information about the Company, employment opportunities, customer services, and on-line shopping for parts, accessories and other offerings can be found on the Company's website at