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

Recruiting Trends: Differentiate from the Competition and Win Candidates’ Hearts and Minds

Industrial Supply: Building a Better Mousetrap

Oil + Gas Monitor: Oil and Gas Cost Savings: Time is the Most Valuable Commodity

The Enterprisers Project: VP of IT Looks for Excellence in Business Improvement

Industrial Distribution: Inventory Management Tips to Boost Productivity and Profit

Industrial Distribution: Women Cash in On Distribution Sales Careers

Industrial Supply: New and Improved: A Revitalization and Reinvestment Program Returns MRO Distributor Lawson Products to Growth Mode

Manufacturing Business Technology: Lean Six Sigma: The Ultimate Tool to Strengthen Your Business

Modern Distribution Management: Lawson Products' Revitalization: Distributor Adds Salespeople, Embraces Lean Six Sigma to Grow


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