Power Train acquires C. Colyer & Son’s, makes management changes


Power Train Service has announced the acquisition of Cincinnati-based C. Colyer & Son’s Truck Service, which operates 23 service bays in three locations and will continue to market itself under the same name. Former owners Kirk and Charlie Colyer also will continue in leadership positions with the company.

“Through the addition of C. Colyer & Son’s Truck Service, Power Train is now one of the largest privately owned networks in the aftermarket truck parts and service industry,” says Lyle Bass, Power Train president. “Some service shops offer parts sales, but we offer $18 million of inventory on the shelf. And some distributors have a few service bays, but Power Train now offers 73 service bays throughout Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.”

Power Train also announced three upgrades to its core management team at its recent 2012 National Sales Meeting: John Wolff to store manager of the Indianapolis branch, Larry Higashi to the role of vice president of remanufacturing, and Brandon Ford to the new director of sales, adding to his role as marketing director.

The improvements to Power Train’s management fall in line with the meeting’s “momentum” theme, Bass says. “Power Train chose momentum as the theme because many factors, both economical and operational, have placed our sales team in a position to see strong growth over the next 18 months,” he says. “From an increased focus on vehicle service to the addition of multiple new product offerings, Power Train is launching forward, and we want our entire company feeling this momentum.”