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OUR RICH HISTORY

We build it better. It's our guiding philosophy, and it comes from more than 50 years of understanding that whether it's an auto part or a customer relationship, it needs to be built to last. It's a belief that inspires everything we do.

The CARDONE Story

We remanufacture parts to meet and exceed OE standards for reliability. This means replacing what's faulty, analyzing every inch of the original designs and improving them to make high-performing, cost-effective products. In short, we pioneer innovative processes that transform used parts that some would consider trash into new condition again.

"Building It Better" does not just apply to our parts. It also applies to our culture. We put a massive emphasis towards sustainability, recognizing our employees, world-class customer support and ethical business practices.

From our humble beginnings, we have grown to become a leader in the automotive aftermarket, and we do not take that responsibility lightly.

WE'RE A CLOSE-KNIT TEAM HERE - BECAUSE THAT'S HOW IT ALL STARTED.

1934

Michael Cardone Sr.

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. with Team

Michael Cardone, Sr. along with his son Michael Cardone, Jr. opened 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

Early CARDONE Plant

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 Remanufacturer of Year 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 Factory Floor

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

1996-1999

CARDONE CV Axle packing

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 Greets employees

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

CARDONE Dallas Arlington Expansion

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

Michael Cardone Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award

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

Rotomaster Turbochargers

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

ACPN Catalog Content Awards

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

Mike Carr CEO CARDONE

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.