Our company was founded in 1963 when Warren Weiss opened the Warren Supply Company, a modest 1,400 square-foot jobbing store in Culver City, California. This operation prospered quickly and developed into today’s Warren Distributing - a leading supplier of "OEM" quality parts and accessories. We’re proud of our history and the tremendous growth we’ve experienced over the years. Today we operate nine facilities in Southern California.
From the very beginning, we’ve earned the trust of automotive manufacturers like Ford and GM. In fact, we were one of Ford’s initial Autolite redistributing jobbers, having signed on in 1968 to serve the Ford/Lincoln Mercury dealer base in greater Los Angeles. That’s over 50 years of being a Ford Authorized Distributor!
We became both a warehouse distributor and a jobber/expeditor to Ford in 1977 when Mr. Weiss opened a 6,800 square-foot facility in West Los Angeles. This marked the beginning of Warren Distributing, Inc. Today our operations utilize the latest computer technology and computer connectivity, both from an operations standpoint and customer interaction.
We are one of a select few distributors that offer both ACDelco and Motorcraft products as well as a complete line of branded OEM quality product lines and Aftermarket offerings as well.
Brian and Warren Weiss built WDI upon its solid foundation as a carburetor specialist in the early 1980s. By 1984 we were offering all four lines of carburetion, including ACDelco, which was added to our product offerings that same year.
In the mid 90’s we joined the National Buying Group called the Alliance Group, who markets Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper, Nationally. By joining the group, it enabled us to bring more buying power and a National Service Center marketing program to our customers, of which we have over 120 shops on the national Certified Service Center Program. We also market the ACDELCO GM Partner Perks program, the Motorcraft Professional Service Network and the Bosch Loyalty Program.
Today we offer on-demand delivery in all of our facilities: Santa Monica, Santa Fe Springs, North Hollywood, Santa Ana, Long Beach, Moorpark, Ventura, San Diego and Mission Viejo with more on the way!
Example: Our Ventura facility covers an area from Thousand Oaks to Santa Barbara, a distance of well over one hundred miles. We have over 200 trucks for deliveries to ensure our customers can get the parts when they need them. Santa Fe Springs is our hub with 70,000 square feet, and we do daily replenishment from SFS to all branches as well as transfers many times daily, too.
In all of our facilities, we offer hitches to switches. Our diversified inventory mix covers all makes of automotive, light- and medium-duty, as well as some heavy-duty parts for our fleet customers.
We employ a staff of experienced sales personnel (fifteen in California) and experienced countermen/women in all of our call centers. Many have been with the company for over twenty years, who provide excellent customer service to support our quality product offerings for our loyal customer base. We know that we have to earn the business every day, with every transaction, through every customer and that’s why we take it seriously that to WDI and our Customers, “Service is the Difference” and we get it!
WE ARE A GREAT COMPANY TO DO BUSINESS WITH!!