Genuine Parts Company, Atlanta, GA, reported sales increased 4% in the second quarter 2007 to $2.77 billion. Profit was up 8%.
Motion Industries, GPC’s industrial group, increased sales by 9%. EIS, the electrical group, reported a 7% jump, and the Automotive Group had a 2% increase in sales. Office Products was up 1%.
For the six months ended June 30, 2007, overall Genuine Parts Company sales were $5.42 billion, up 4% compared with the same period in 2006. Profit was $251.7 million, an increase of 7%.