The Primero Auto Parts website was temporarily shut down and replaced with a website that is a direct link to the Primero’s official Facebook page.
The new website has no contact information for Primero or any other brand or company.
We reached out to Primero for comment but did not hear back by press time.
Primero and the brand have also not responded to questions from Talking Points Memo regarding why they have decided to take down the Primeros official Facebook account.
Primero has been the subject of controversy since 2016 when a federal court ruled that the company had not been required to disclose the names of its subcontractors.
The court also ordered the company to disclose information about its suppliers and subcontractors and their salaries.
The federal lawsuit was a major setback for the auto parts industry.
Since then, Primero has become one of the largest auto parts companies in the world.
The Primero website has been unavailable since May and no new Primeros are expected to arrive this year.
In 2016, the company raised $6.8 billion from a group of investors including Chinese conglomerate Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.
and Russian investor Andrej Babis.
Primeros sales have been declining for years, especially in China, which accounts for 70 percent of the company’s global revenue.
In 2017, Primeros sales dropped 8.3 percent from a year earlier.