As of Nov. 1, Peterson Manufacturing is now an approved lighting vendor for Vipar HD, the largest heavy-duty truck parts buying group in North America.
With a distributor group of more than 250 members across the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico, the Vipar HD network gives members constant access to the highest-quality products from the industry’s leading heavy-duty parts manufacturers.
“Vipar is elated to announce the addition of a new partnership with Peterson Manufacturing,” said David Wanhala, program director at Vipar. “Peterson is a longstanding, Made-in-the-USA brand and we are thrilled for the opportunities moving forward that their line will bring to our membership.”
The Vipar HD network of independent aftermarket truck parts distributors serves customer needs from some 630 locations, assuring swift delivery of well-known, premium-brand parts. Prior to being named an approved Vipar vendor, Peterson had built strong connections with Power HD, one of Vipar’s wholly owned subsidiaries.
According to Matt Altenhofen, Peterson’s territory sales manager who spearheaded the effort, the deal is a win-win for both parties.
“The Vipar HD buying group leads the industry and we’re proud to be a part of it,” Altenhofen said. “With Vipar’s heavy presence across North America and beyond, and with the strength of our USA-made lighting in niche markets like refuse and chassis, we both have exciting opportunities to target new markets together.”