October 9, 2017 12:30 PM, EDT

Vipar Heavy Duty Expands Distribution in Mexico

One of Mexico’s largest distributors of truck parts has become a stockholder in Vipar Heavy Duty in Crystal Lake, Ill.

Refacciones Generales Diesel Agricola y Automotriz S.A. de C.V. sells heavy-duty engines, engine parts and aftermarket components, including clutches, transmissions, differentials, suspension, steering, brakes and wheel-end products in all 32 Mexican states. The company, based in Mexico City, also distributes parts for light- and medium-duty trucks and vehicles used in agriculture.

Jim Pennig, vice president of business development for Vipar Heavy Duty, said RGDAYA “is a strategic addition” and will expand the company’s footprint in Mexico.

“We look forward to working with its management team to help expand their business,” Pennig said in a statement released Oct. 6.

Vipar Heavy Duty is a network of independent aftermarket truck parts distributors with more than 630 locations in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico.