The Automotive Distribution Network (the Network), VIPAR Heavy Duty – including the VIPAR Family of Companies – and Automotive Parts Associates have joined Nexus Automotive International S.A. The Network, VIPAR, and APA are the exclusive partners for Nexus Automotive International SA (N!) in the North American market.
“The Network has enjoyed its brief association with Nexus Automotive International through meetings with their worldwide partners. The ability to share resources and information has proven valuable as the global aftermarket continues to shrink,” said David Prater, president of the Network. “From the onset, we saw N! as an opportunity to formalize some new relationships and begin working closer together on an international level. We are extremely excited that VIPAR Heavy Duty and APA have joined us as members.”
“VIPAR Heavy Duty is pleased to be a member of Nexus Automotive International S.A. Nexus will provide a platform for real and meaningful collaboration with other industry leading companies at an all new level,” said Chris Baer, executive vice president, VIPAR Heavy Duty. “Nexus plugs the VIPAR Family of Companies into a highly innovative global commercial vehicle community while allowing us to stay focused on our North American strategies and markets.”
“The automotive aftermarket continues to rapidly change and is doing so on a global scale as never before. This change is virtually disintegrating boundaries that the automotive aftermarket has traditionally known and operated in. APA is very excited to become a member of Nexus in order to bring value to its members. A key component of that value proposition will be taking advantage of the synergies available between all members throughout the markets they serve,” said Gary Martin, president and CEO of Automotive Parts Associates.