January 7, 2014 9:00 AM, EST

Vipar Acquires Power Heavy Duty

Aftermarket truck-parts chain Vipar Heavy Duty Inc. said it has purchased the Power Heavy Duty network of parts stores.

Power Heavy Duty will remain a separate brand, Vipar said. The combined company has 700 locations throughout North America.

“The acquisition of Power Heavy Duty allows us to take a multifaceted 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,” Vipar CEO Steve Crowley said in a Jan. 6 statement. “We want to continue to be the strongest possible channel for our suppliers to bring their products to the marketplace.”

Brett Upton, previously Power Heavy Duty’s president, will stay with the company, Vipar said.

Vipar did not disclose terms of the deal.