Lowe Automotive was opened in 1968 by Norman & Hazel Lowe. They were signed as a Motorcraft distributor and incorporated in 1969 in St Louis MO.
In 1986, Jeff Lowe (their son) expanded the business to Bloomington IL.
From there, MAP Bloomington began servicing customers in Northern Illinois & Wisconsin via UPS and saw their customer base continuing to grow in this area.
In 1996, Norman Lowe passed away and Jeff Lowe became the President of Lowe Automotive Whse. & MAP Automotive Whse.
To better service the customers in Wisconsin, MAP Automotive opened a new location in Butler WI in 1997.
Then, in 2002, MAP Automotive bought out the auto parts distribution portion of Berry Tire and opened a location in Blue Island IL.
Jeff continued to offer exceptional service and a large inventory that has become well known by Lowe & MAP customers.
In 2007, Lowe Automotive expanded and began operating 3 Jobber Stores in the St Louis area and 3 additional warehouses when they acquired the Eagle Automotive, Jefferson County A/P, Pevely Auto A/P, SEMO Automotive & South County A/P.
Jeff had success with the 3 Jobber Stores & a couple years later, he had the opportunity to purchase D&S Auto Parts in 2009 to further expand the Jobber Store business in St Louis.
Lowe Automotive for several years had been running an extended cargo van to Springfield MO on a daily basis, but in 2010, they were asked to consider opening a location in Springfield MO.
In early 2011, Lowe Springfield began quickly filling their new warehouse & further expanded their delivery service to the towns outside of Springfield.
In late 2013, MAP purchased the Illinois distribution portion of RM Distributing. MAP Peoria began operations right after Thanksgiving 2013.
This most recent expansion of the Lowe Automotive Group was customer service driven. Lowe Automotive Group continues to enhance their customer service to set a high customer service standard in all of the markets they are in & even today, with all of the part distribution challenges, Lowe Automotive Group is known for their exceptional inventory & fast delivery to their customers.
Lowe Automotive Group is a Full-Line Parts Plus WD.