updated 10/26/2010 7:15:53 AM ET 2010-10-26T11:15:53

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 25, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AutoZone (NYSE:AZO), the nation's leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories, announced today that it has formed a technology partnership with DST, Inc., to provide AutoZone commercial customers with a best-in-class electronic ordering solution. DST is an IBM® Business Partner and leading provider of automotive eBusiness solutions.

According to Stan Gowisnock, DST president and chief executive officer, the company's TurboParts® next generation eCommerce solution will enable connected local, regional and national repair businesses in addition to fleet and public sector customers with the ability to significantly reduce the time required to identify, locate, order and receive parts from AutoZone. TurboParts® also offers a new way for AutoZone commercial customers to electronically check AutoZone parts availability and prices, as well as place orders through leading shop management systems, used by major retail service chains and fleets.  

"AutoZone is committed to improving the productivity and profitability of its commercial customers through the development of easy-to-use electronic ordering tools and solutions that customers use everyday to manage their business," said Larry Roesel, senior vice president AutoZone Commercial. "This exciting new online ordering solution brings our extensive local and regional inventories of quality branded products directly to the customer's desktop, which saves time by eliminating the need to use a paper catalog or pick up the phone."

"We are excited to partner with AutoZone to provide their customers with one of the fastest and easiest electronic ordering tools available," Gowisnock said. "TurboParts® will enhance AutoZone's current eCommerce capabilities, increase supply chain efficiency and help ensure the continued growth and success for AutoZone and its commercial customers."

About AutoZone:

As of August 28, 2010, AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 4,389 AutoZone stores in 48 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico in the U.S. and 238 stores in Mexico.

AutoZone is the leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States. Each store carries an extensive product line for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products. Many stores also have a commercial sales program that provides commercial credit and prompt delivery of parts and other products to local, regional and national repair garages, dealers, and service stations. AutoZone also sells the ALLDATA brand diagnostic and repair software. On the web, AutoZone sells diagnostic and repair information, and auto and light truck parts through www.autozone.com . AutoZone does not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation.

About DST

Lake Forest, CA-based DST, Inc., has been providing proven eCommerce and supply chain technology solutions for more than 20 years. DST's offerings include a full suite of internet-based eBusiness solutions, supply chain analytics and decision support planning, and business management systems handling complex distribution environments. DST is a Certified IBM Partner, and its products are based on open technologies to allow companies to maximize their existing infrastructure while still taking advantage of the latest in eBusiness tools. For more information, please visit www.dstinc.com .

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