January 6, 2014
VIPAR Heavy Duty announced Monday the acquisition of Pearland, Texas-based Power Heavy Duty. Power Heavy Duty will become part of the VIPAR Heavy Duty family of companies and continue to serve the marketplace as a separate brand.
“The acquisition of Power Heavy Duty allows us to take a multi-faceted approach to the independent heavy duty parts distribution business, and be the program group of choice for successful heavy duty parts distributors of all sizes by providing the right programs, tools and products,” says Steve Crowley, president and CEO, VIPAR Heavy Duty, Inc.
Power Heavy Duty encompasses 200 locations across the U.S. and joins VIPAR’s more than 500 locations across the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. The combined network “footprint” of over 700 locations will serve end users including fleets, owner-operators, and independent repair shops under the VIPAR Heavy Duty and Power Heavy Duty brands locally.
Through the integration of Power Heavy Duty into the VIPAR Heavy Duty family of companies, all corporate functions including central administration and management, program management, marketing and communications, and technology will be performed by VIPAR Heavy Duty.
Brett Upton will continue to be the point of contact for member development, recruitment, and other member needs for Power Heavy Duty.