Advance Auto Parts, Inc., (NYSE: AAP) will designate Raleigh as its corporate headquarters and expand operations in Wake County by adding up to 435 new jobs over five years, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. These roles will enable the company to add value for customers and shareholders and enhance its omnichannel business. Advance’s long-term integration plans and continued development of technology, eCommerce and digital platforms will be led in large part by teams based in Raleigh.
“We all know that North Carolina is a great place to live, but it takes much more than that to attract a headquarters like Advance Auto Parts,” said Governor Cooper. “Advance is expanding its technology, data analytics and eCommerce capabilities in North Carolina because we have the talent, training opportunities, education system and industry expertise to make this venture a success.”
Advance provides aftermarket automotive parts to professional installers and do-it-yourself customers. As of October 2018, Advance operated nearly 5,000 stores in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company also serves more than 1,200 independently owned Carquest branded stores. Advance currently has more than 2,900 full-time employees in North Carolina, including over 700 based in its existing offices in Raleigh.