Vipar Heavy Duty has announced a new program with Accuride Corp. to offer Accuride Wheels and Gunite wheel-end components to the Mexican heavy-duty market. Under the agreement, Vipar Heavy Duty’s network of truck parts professionals in Mexico will add the two programs to their portfolio of premium brands. This is Accuride’s first program group offering to the Mexican aftermarket.
“Vipar Heavy Duty has had a long and successful relationship with Accuride Corporation in the U.S. and Canada,” says Chris Baer, vice president of Vipar Heavy Duty. “We are grateful for their support as we expand our distribution footprint in Mexico with these new programs. We are excited to build our supplier base there and offer outstanding products that distributors will embrace.”
Products in the program include wheel band spacers, steel and aluminum wheels and demountable rims from Accuride Wheels, along with brake drums, spoke wheels, air disc brakes, rotors, disc wheel hubs and automatic slack adjusters from Gunite.
“Accuride is absolutely excited to launch this program in Mexico for Vipar Heavy Duty and to support them in this effort,” says Richard Shomer, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Accuride Corp. “Vipar Heavy Duty is an excellent distribution partner that we’ve enjoyed a long relationship with. They’ve done an outstanding job supporting our brands in the field, and we know this will continue in our new venture together.”