About Us

Kent Automotive—Your Partner in Profitability™

Kent Automotive, a brand of Lawson Products, Inc., is focused exclusively on being our automotive customer's exclusive Partner in Profitability.

Kent Helps Enhance Your Profitability by:

  • Providing the systems, support, tools and training that enhance profits.
  • Optimizing inventory management to reduce cycle time and lower total cost of operation
  • Saving time and money with access to a comprehensive line of high-performance products
  • Making doing business easy and convenient with a Kent sales rep as your single point of contact, plus 24/7 access to products and resources on our website

Tools Designed to Grow Profits

Service Description
PROS & Profit Max Programs Our proprietary software, PROS Profit Enhancement Tool™, allows you to easily track and charge out for all consumable products used on a repair.
Technical Expertise Technical resources available to you include the unbeatable knowledge of our technical support staff.
In-Shop Clinics Take advantage of our complimentary, in-shop clinics or informational videos on over a dozen product categories to fine tune your technicians' knowledge and proficiency.
I-CAR® Continuing Education Kent Automotive is a member of the I-CAR® Industry Training Alliance program and is an ASE Certified Training Provider. We offer five I-CAR courses, saving customers up to 30% than if they went through I-CAR directly.

We offer five I-CAR courses, saving customers up to 30% compared to going through I-CAR directly.


We serve customers from several strategically located distribution centers in North America.

Recent Press

The recent and continued growth of our Company has generated the following articles in the industry trade press:

Crain's Chicago Business: Small gains are fueling this big turnaround : Lawson Products CEO DeCata looks to accelerate dealmaking as the industrial economy slows

Industrial Distribution: Lawson Products Execs Talk Acquisition Strategy

Industrial Equipment News: How to Decrease Equipment Downtime for Increased Profits

American Management Association: Building a Collaborative Culture

Industrial Equipment News: Three Women in Industrial Distribution Define Sales Success

Modern Distribution Management: The Transformation Journey of Lawson Products

Vehicle Service Pros: A Path to Increased Productivity and Fleet Uptime

Industrial Distribution: The State of Women in Industrial Distribution


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