New long-term agreement establishes heavy duty alliance between VIPAR Heavy Duty and Meritor
Both parties are committed to expanding relationship exponentially
Core product categories include: suspension, brake, clutch, driveline, drums and hubs, steering, tire inflation system, wheel attaching parts, and other products under the Euclid and Meritor brands
Crystal Lake, IL, Sept. 6, 2017 - VIPAR Heavy Duty and Meritor jointly announced today the completion of a new long-term agreement. Under the agreement, VIPAR Heavy Duty will offer a robust and growing portfolio of Meritor products through the VIPAR Heavy Duty network and its family of companies.
"VIPAR Heavy Duty and Meritor have a successful long-term relationship in the U.S. and Canada," said Chris Baer, president and CEO, VIPAR Heavy Duty. “This new agreement solidifies our new partnership and further strengthens our alliance with a focus on growing our core business exponentially. With the agreement, Meritor’s lineup of industry-leading products is available through the growing network of parts and service locations within the VIPAR Heavy Duty family of companies.”
“We’re pleased to renew and expand our strategic partnership with VIPAR Heavy Duty and to support VIPAR distributors with our new products and services in the steering and suspension area,” said Brett Penzkofer, vice president, Aftermarket, North America for Meritor. “As a trusted supplier, Meritor delivers the level of quality, product and service to meet the needs of VIPAR Heavy Duty distributors.”
For more information on VIPAR Heavy Duty, visit www.vipar.com or e-mail: info@vipar.com. For more information on Meritor, visit www.meritor.com.
About VIPAR Heavy Duty
VIPAR Heavy Duty is North America’s leading network of independent aftermarket truck parts distributors. VIPAR Heavy Duty distributors serve the needs of their customers from more than 630 locations across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico. VIPAR Heavy Duty distributors are specialists who understand the demands of their local, regional, and national customers for quality parts and exceptional service. VIPAR Heavy Duty also operates two wholly owned subsidiaries, Global Parts Network, LLC and Power Heavy Duty LLC, as part of the VIPAR Heavy Duty Family of Companies. For more information, visit www.vipar.com.
About Meritor
Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers around the world. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of approximately 8,000 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 18 countries. Meritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For important information, visit the company's website at www.meritor.com.