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 (and over 10 percent of our profits) towards sustainability and targeted corporate giving.



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.  


Michael Cardone, Sr. along with his osn 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 opperating 10 plants including a west coast distrubion plant in Los Angeles. By 1985, the comapny had expanded their product line from windshield wiper motors to a wide array of remanufactured automotive parts, including the company's post popular line of parts, the break caliper.


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


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

1996 - 1999

CARDONE opens a new dristribution 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.


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.


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

2005 - 2009

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


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.


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. The Cardone family legacy continues in October when Christin Cardone-McClure is named Chief People Officer and Michael Cardone, III is named Executive Vice Chairman.