O'Reilly Auto Parts - Success

EMC implemented a turnkey solution in over 1,000 O'Reilly Auto Parts locations.  Relying on its relationships with its broad vendor base, ability to react quickly and skill at keeping the lines of communication open to work through issues, EMC kept the project moving, meeting a very aggressive deadline.


Supporting Aggressive Roll-out Goal and Unique Site Needs

Founded in 1957, O’Reilly Auto Parts has retail locations in 39 states and is intent on becoming the dominant supplier of auto parts in each of their markets.  The customer experience is extremely important to O’Reilly, and a key part of that experience is store lighting.  The lighting within each store not only re-enforces their brand, but is critical in ensuring product illumination.  The right lighting solution in a retail setting can draw customers in and has been shown to increase profits.

Finding Solutions

The lighting project for O’Reilly Auto Parts involved over 1000 locations in 23 states.  The conversion work was required in a short amount of time.  Of the 1,000 locations, some required a reconfiguration of the fixture layout to provide better lighting for store merchandise, while others required a simple lamp change and cleaning.  Design work was required to ensure a layout “fit” for each location, and to provide a foundation for a sound investment decision for each.  The variation was significant.  Working together, EMC and O’Reilly team members developed and launched a successful plan. 



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"EMC did a great job of using their past experience with projects like this which helped us achieve our aggressive goal of completing lighting projects in over a thousand locations"  

Jason Bayless, O'Reilly Auto Parts Retail Facility Manager

Maximizing Incentives

Each site required individual utility and rebate discussions.  The EMC rebate team  helped prioritize locations based on their overall payback.  EMC also  identified additional rebate dollars in several locations, which helped drive down O'Reilly's overall cost of each project.  As a result, O’Reilly’s capital investment stretched to accommodate more locations than originally expected.

Optimizing Installation

EMC ensured that O’Reilly’s retail customers enjoyed a positive shopping experience during these projects.  O'Reilly's sales and customer traffic was unaffected thanks to EMC's collaboration with O'Reilly's material supplier and store managers.  Together they...

  • Optimized logistics and installation schedules
  • Completed each project quickly and efficiently
  • Maintained O'Reilly's contract pricing 

EMC’s ability to rapidly mobilize resources, provide viable alternatives for each site, identify meaningful incentives and complete the work quickly and efficiently is why O’Reilly Auto Parts continues to be an EMC customer today.

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