In 1957, Lindeco was founded by Jerry Lindenstraus as an export business with $4,000 and a rented desk. Lindenstraus, a holocaust survivor, lived in Shanghai and Columbia before finally immigrating to the United States and settling in New York city.
For over 60 years, Lindeco has provided components to wholesalers and importers in more than 40 countries across Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.
The company primarily exports automotive components for American, Japanese, and Korean cars. The majority of automotive components sold by Lindeco are manufactured by Cloyes, Dura-Bond, Eaton, Engine Power Components and Federal Mogul. These manufacturers are the main OEM suppliers to General Motors, Ford, Jeep, Chrysler and Nissan.
Lindeco also sells a select group of components manufactured in Mexico, Argentina, China, and India. Manufacturer details of these components, including country of origin, are always clearly identified and shared as part of the company’s product transparency policy.
In 1986 Enrique Escobar joined Lindeco as managing partner and Lindeco’s headquarters and warehouse were moved from New York City to Miami.
In 2017 Lindeco diversified its distribution business to enter the powersports industry. Leveraging its international distribution expertise in support of key brands such as: Mitas, Enduristan, MSC Moto, Steecore, Globescout, KLIM, RAM Mounts, Asterisk, Funnelweb Filters, Doubletake Mirrors, Dango Design, and Vision X, to name a few.
With this expansion, a new brand identity for the powersports industry is launched. Lindeco Genuine Powersports (“LGP”) strives to deliver the same quality and service to powersports customers as Lindeco has done with automotive customers for over 60 years.
Lindeco was awarded the prestigious Presidents “E” Certificate of Exports, presented by the President of the United States of America and signed by the Secretary of Commerce.
Lindeco founder, Jerry Lindenstraus was presented with the “Life Time Achievement Award” by the Overseas Automotive Council (“OAC”). The OAC is an organization founded in 1923 by the American manufactures and exporters of the American Automotive Industry.
Over the years, Lindeco principles have been privileged to sit on the board of directors of the Overseas Automotive Council of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association.