Global Parts Network, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vipar Heavy Duty, has opened two new Cooperative Manufacturing (CoMan) Centers in the eastern and western parts of the United States. Vipar says the new facilities will support GPN’s brake remanufacturing operations and also will serve as parts distribution centers to the Vipar distributor network.
Global Parts Network is an independent company that provides service support exclusively to the Vipar network of distributors and suppliers. Vipar says GPN leverages the latest technology to bring demand chain partners together to create business process efficiencies and specializes in high-volume fast-moving parts. GPN’s primary concern is to continue to grow market share, increase profits and provide customer support for both Vipar’s supplier partners and distributors.
“Global Parts Network’s new CoMan Centers will help our distributors remain competitive in today’s challenging marketplace with quality remanufactured brake friction products,” says Steve Crowley, president and chief executive officer of Vipar Heavy Duty, based in Crystal Lake, Ill. “In addition, it will help us provide more value to end users with superior products that are produced in state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities.”
The eastern CoMan Center is located in the suburbs of Indianapolis and became operational in February. The western facility, located in Salt Lake City, will open on April 1. New and remanufactured brake shoes and related product are available from the two facilities. Vipar says the strategic location of the facilities helps provide timely service to its distributors and customers.