National Performance Warehouse Companies (NPW) has announced its first acquisition for 2017, with its purchase of Key Line Automotive operations. The deal closed on March 1.
With this acquisition, NPW will have three distribution centers in Utah and Idaho, as well as 17 Auto Value stores.
Key Line Automotive was founded in 1968 by Don Robinson, as the first automotive parts distributor in the Idaho Falls area. In 1991, Dee and Kristi Sucher purchased the business from Robinson.
“We seem very lucky to find opportunities that fit into the Utah/Idaho model that has developed itself here. Key Line is just another fine fit into the mold that we have established since the Frank Edwards acquisition. Our new Salt Lake City team is making nice strides for us here,” said Larry Pacey, president and CEO of NPW.
Key Line President Dee Sucher added, “Key Line has been a family run business for three generations now with our son Don as vice president leading the company to this juncture and with support from Larry Hansen as general manager. We attribute our success to our devoted employees, our customer base and the many vendors who have supported us through these years. We feel very fortunate to be merging with a company like NPW who is going to maintain our employees and keep the business moving with the same values and integrity that have been in effect for the past 49 years.”