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Advantage Parts Solutions Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary

This year, Advantage Parts Solutions marks a significant milestone in its journey of excellence, innovation, and OE parts leadership as it celebrates its 35th anniversary. Founded in 1988 in British Columbia, Canada, by Bob Kirstiuk and Tim Scharnberg, Advantage Parts Solutions continues to operate with the same fundamental principles: creating and delivering exceptional value, building and maintaining relationships, and ensuring it’s easy to do business with.

Since 1988, Advantage Parts Solutions has grown into a global organization, and is an industry leader in optimizing the OE parts supply chain.

“Reflecting on our 35 years in the industry, it’s not just about the milestones we’ve achieved, but the relationships we’ve built along the way. At Advantage, we’ve always believed in putting our clients and community at the heart of everything we do,” stated Advantage Parts Solutions’ Co-Founder and CEO Bob Kirstiuk. “As we mark this significant anniversary, I’m filled with immense gratitude for our dedicated team and loyal clients who have been instrumental in our journey.”

“When I reflect on these past 35 years, it’s really the team behind the brand and the dealer clients that we represent that have got us to this milestone. Some of our very first hires remain with the company today, and that’s quite remarkable and part of what’s differentiated our brand,” commented Advantage Parts Solutions’ Co-founder and Executive Vice President Tim Scharnberg. “So, this anniversary, I’m incredibly grateful for our exceptional global team who continues to deliver exceptional value.”

Advantage Parts Solutions was founded by Bob Kirstiuk and Tim Scharnberg in Vancouver, Canada. Today, Advantage Parts Solutions, and its affiliates, operates in Canada, China, the UK, and the USA with over 400 employees. 

About Advantage Parts Solutions: Since 1988, Advantage Parts Solutions has implemented intelligent and scalable solutions to the automotive supply and repair industries throughout Asia, Europe, and North America. Advantage Parts Solutions provides actionable insights which identify and mitigate waste and highlight opportunities for repeatable best practices driving supply chain efficiency for its network of over 400,000 automotive businesses. For more information about Advantage Parts Solutions, please visit