PETRA AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS
Petra Automotive Products is headquartered in Houston, TX (the energy capital of the world!). Petra’s team of amazing and hardworking automotive industry experts combine decades of experience with a passion for delivering the highest product quality that consistently meets and exceeds customer expectations.
Founded by Arnold Gacita in 2010, Petra aimed to create automotive maintenance products and services that would facilitate superior vehicle performance and world-class customer service. Achieving both, Petra continued to build its strength and value by creating innovative warranty programs and unprecedented vehicle maintenance training unlike anything else in the industry. Petra’s promise is to continue to create rock-solid solutions designed to extend a vehicle’s life and enhance its overall performance.
With global expansion and distribution only one year in business, Petra quickly made a massive impact on the industry. Petra manufactures over 360 products which are distributed to 15 countries. As the fastest growing provider of premium automotive products in the world, Petra, in addition to marketing through a seasoned automotive distribution network, currently provides private label programs for leading OEM’s, including Hyundai, Mopar and Stellantis.
March 1, 2010
PETRA IS BORN
The automotive industry's need for better products was obvious, so we set out to create solutions with amazing results!
April 12, 2010
Our very first Petra product that we unveiled was P/N 5002 Synthetic Transmission Treatment. Our customers bought it faster than we could make it, so we decided to make more products...lots more!
November 1, 2010
PETRA GOES INTERNATIONAL
After only 1 year in business, our reach became global, adding distributors in Central America. Thanks to our Central American friends for giving us the opportunity and opening doors for us! Pura Vida!
March 1, 2012
PREPARE FOR TAKEOFF!
The first 2 years flew by and business expanded rapidly. In desperate need of a larger warehouse, we moved to 6100 West by Northwest. We were sure that space was big enough...
April 1, 2013
LAUNCH OF PETRASHIELD
June 1, 2015
HELLO MIDDLE EAST!
After only 8 years in business, a little hard work, and a lot of dedication, we expanded distribution into our 30th country! Welcome to the Petra family, Middle East!
October 1, 2015
HOME SWEET HOME
After acquiring 3 acres of land in Cypress, TX, we began construction on a larger, more functional facility for our needs. It has been The Ultimate Petra Pad, giving us ample opportunity to brainstorm and consume too much caffeine.
November 1, 2017
LAUNCH OF PETRASYNC REPORTS
October 29, 2018
PETRA WORLD LAUNCH
With the focus on expanding our brand, we gave our Petra Oil Co website a refresh, creating a better experience for our customers. We unveiled the new website at our tradeshow in Vegas, along with the launch of Petra World! 11 brand new websites to highlight each Petra product line!
November 1, 2018
LAUNCH OF PETRASYNC MENUS
November 5, 2018
ROCK SOLID FUTURE
We have never been more excited for the future, as we have just begun expanding our current facility. We are proud of the reputation we've built and the legacy we've created. Stay tuned!
May 1, 2019
PETRA LAUNCHES IN EUROPE
March 1, 2020
CELEBRATED OUR 10TH ANNIVERSARY
Celebrated with Friends and Customers from all over the world at The Petra Oil Co. HQ.
April 1, 2020
LAUNCHED PPE ITEMS TO REACT TO COVID PANDEMIC
January 1, 2022
PETRA OIL COMPANY BECOMES PETRA AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS
Petra officially changed its name to Petra Automotive Products. The new name better represents Petra's extensive products and services lineup.