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About Us

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Welcome to AW Italian Auto Parts!

Our story began in 1965 when Arnold Wenzel saw a gap in the local foreign auto parts market and decided to take action. Born and raised in Rome, Italy Arnold got into the auto industry after moving to America and working his way up to owning a foreign car dealership in Newark, New Jersey. In 1965 he relocated his family and business to central New Jersey, where he started AW Imported Auto Parts. With his connections to European auto parts manufacturers, he quickly found success in providing the local market with foreign car parts. After narrowing our focus to Italian auto parts, Stacey, Arnold’s daughter, took over management in the late 1990s and officially changed the name to AW Italian Auto Parts. Stacey, now owner, runs AW Italian today.

We take pride in our family-oriented work culture, which has been a part of our identity for over 58 years. Arnold’s values of treating others with kindness and respect still ring true in how we run our business today. We believe in building long-lasting customer relationships, which has been the foundation of our success over the years. Our team of parts specialists is dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service, as we greatly value the trust and loyalty of our customers.

We endeavor to source our parts from only the most reliable and trusted OE and OEM parts manufacturers in Europe, who we’ve built loyal relationships with over the course of many decades. Over the years we have expanded our inventory and now engage in e-commerce, allowing for global shipment of our products. At AW Italian, we believe in providing our customers with the same level of service and care that we would give to our own family. We’re pretty sure we’re doing something right since we’ve been doing it since 1965!



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