CAPA Tops 60M Certified Parts
Oct. 8, 2013—The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) announced Monday that its increase in parts volume continued in September, reaching nearly 62 million CAPA certified parts.
In the past five years, CAPA has increased its number of part applications by and average of 16 percent each year and added 17 new manufacturers to the program, bringing the total to 43 manufacturers. The number of CAPA parts sold in the market has also increased by 13 percent in that time frame.
While metal parts have been the backbone of the CAPA program, plastic parts and lights are now the fastest growing part categories: Plastic parts increasing by 19 percent per year, and plastic lights by 30 percent.