Rapid Parts was founded in 1976 as a small repair shop for European cars in Monsey, NY. Under the name Rapid Autowerks, we primarily serviced Audi and Volkswagen cars. Many of our customers and their friends expressed interest in bringing in their European cars to be serviced at the shop, such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Volvo, so we expanded our shop and became full-service repair facility for all European makes.
Rapid Autowerks quickly became a staple of quality European car parts and service, and our loyal customers didn't hesitate to refer us to their friends and family all over the United States.
Since we couldn't serve our increasing demand for parts from our brick and mortar store in Monsey, we took the business to the internet and started our website, selling parts to customers all over the country and beyond.
Today, Rapid Parts is known for not only our huge catalog of quality Genuine and OEM parts for European cars, but also for being a solutions-driven company, as is the case with hundred of dealerships and service shops that buy parts from us every single day.
In 2010, we were approached by one of the largest automotive wholesale distributors from Germany, offering to acquire Rapid Parts. We then moved our headquarters to Florida and quickly started expanding into Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean. At the same time, our German parent company continued to expand into others parts of the world.
Today our entire network consists of over 12 locations worldwide, including our Headquarters and major hub in South Florida, main supplying distribution center in Berlin, Germany, as well as distributors in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Panama and The Bahamas, as well as Sweden, Norway, Finland, Japan and New Zealand.