At a ceremony held in New Orleans last month, FAPS received the honor of “Vehicle Processing Centre” of the year from the Automotive Global Awards North America Conference.
Founded as Foreign Automotive Preparation Service, FAPS, Inc. is a third generation, family held company. This pre-delivery company has provided automotive import/export preparation services for 60 years as a tenant of the Port Newark Marine Terminal. They currently employ over 200 skilled workers at its more than 120-acre terminal complex. Automotive processing customers include Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, Nissan, Infiniti, Volvo, Toyota, Ferrari, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, and Maserati.
Receiving the award on behalf of FAPS, company co-principal August LoBue (pictured right) said: “[This is] totally unexpected. Our company wants to thank the organization, and from a vehicle processing standpoint, you are only as good as your people. While we are a company who doesn’t necessarily look for that recognition, this is a great honor and a great piece to add to our history, so I thank you.”