OUR RICH HISTORY

We build it better. It's our guiding philosophy, and it comes from almost 50 years of understanding that whether it's a part or a partnership, it needs to be built to last. It's a belief that inspired everything we do.

 Our Story 

We remanufacrture parts to outperform OE standards for reliability. This means replacing what's faulty, analyzing every inch of the original design, and improving it for a less wasteful, cost-effective product.

Our business partnerships are built on trust-trust that we will pioneer innovative products, deliver orders on time, provide unparalleled support,and to always operatre with integrity.

Building it better also applies to our culture. Good business means more than money: CARDONE is deeply rooted in a context of support and recognition. And we don't stop investing in our workplace. We put a massive emphasis towards sustainability and targeted corporate giving.

WE'RE FAMILY HERE - BECAUSE THAT'S HOW IT ALL STARTED.

 1934 

Michael Cardone, Sr. remanufactures his first part: a windshield wiper motor. It's here that the idea of "We Build it Better" got it's start. Over the years, Michael Cardone, Sr.'s dedication to innovation and work ethic along with his reputation of integrity and trust in his remanufactured wiper motors jumpstarted the idea of a new business - a business many in the automotive industry thought was an impossible idea.  

 1970 

Michael Cardone, Sr. along with his son Michael Cardone, Jr. open CARDONE Industires in a North Philadelphia storefront. The original "Factory Family", consisting of only six people, staked their livelihood and reputation on their ability to rebuild windshield wiper motors. It wasn't long however, before the Factory Family grew.

 1980 - 1985 

In ten years’ time, CARDONE had gone from a six-person team in a storefront to operating 10 plants including a west coast distribution plant in Los Angeles. By 1985, the company had expanded their product line from windshield wiper motors to a wide array of remanufactured automotive parts, including the company's most popular line of parts, the brake caliper.

 1987 

CARDONE's Factory Family reaches 1,000. The comapny is also named "Remanufacturer of the Year" by the Automotive Industry Association.

 1994 

Michael Cardone, Sr. gets inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame.

 1996 - 1999 

CARDONE opens a new distribution center and World Headquarters in Philadelphia. The company also expands its footprint into Canada, opening their first distribution center in Toronto. CARDONE's Factory Family grows to 4,000 members..

 2001 

Michael Cardone, Jr. is awarded Automotive Leader of the Year by the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA.) CARDONE achieves ISO 14001 certification, an award for environmentally-friendly business practices.

 2004 

Michael Cardone, Jr. is elected as Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) Vice Chairman.

 2005 - 2009 

CARDONE expands operations again, opening its first facility in Mexico, in the city of Matamoras. The company also extends its reach, opening a second Canadian distribution center in Edmonton, Alberta and opens additional facilities in Harlingen, Texas..

 2011 

It's not long before CARDONE expands once again, opening another distribution center in Dallas, Texas. That same year Michael Cardone, Jr. helps launch a new MEMA division focused on remanufacturing. CARDONE also wins NAPA's 2011 innovation award for the successful launch of NAPA Total Eclipse Calipers.

 2014 

In June, Michael Cardone, Jr. wins the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award. In August, Michael Cardone, Jr. is awarded MEMA's highest honor - the Triangle Award. 

 2017 

CARDONE acquires ADP Distributors; the parent company of Rotomaster, a global brand and manufacturer of new and remanufactured turbochargers, service kits, cartridges and components. This acquisition makes CARDONE the largest aftermarket manufacturer in the turbocharger space. 

 2018 

CARDONE wins five top awards through the Automotive Content Professionals Network’s (ACPN) content Excellence Awards marking us a leader if electronic cataloging. We followed this up in 2019 with additional awards in ACPN's most coveted categories

 2019 

CARDONE is purchased by Brookfield, a global leader in asset management with plans to take CARDONE to new heights behind the leadership of our new CEO, Mike Carr.