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Vipar Partners With Accuride In Mexican Heavy-Duty Market

VIPAR Heavy Duty has announced a new program with Accuride Corporation to offer Accuride Wheels and Gunite wheel-end components to the Mexican heavy-duty market.

Under the agreement, VIPAR Heavy Duty’s network of truck parts professionals in Mexico will add the two programs to their portfolio of premium brands. This is Accuride's first program group offering to the Mexican aftermarket.

“VIPAR Heavy Duty has had a long and successful relationship with Accuride Corporation in the U.S. and Canada,” said Chris Baer, vice president, VIPAR Heavy Duty. “We are grateful for their support as we expand our distribution footprint in Mexico with these new programs. We are excited to build our supplier base there and offer outstanding products that distributors will embrace.”

Products in the program include wheel band spacers, steel and aluminum wheels, and demountable rims from Accuride Wheels, along with brake drums, spoke wheels, air disc brakes, rotors, disc wheel hubs and automatic slack adjusters from Gunite.

“Accuride is absolutely excited to launch this program in Mexico for VIPAR Heavy Duty and to support them in this effort,” said Richard Shomer, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Accuride Corporation. “VIPAR Heavy Duty is an excellent distribution partner that we’ve enjoyed a long relationship with. They’ve done an outstanding job supporting our brands in the field and we know this will continue in our new venture together. ”

For more information on VIPAR Heavy Duty, visit or e-mail [email protected].

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