Peterson is Named an Approved Lighting Vendor for Vipar Heavy Duty Network

GRANDVIEW, MO (November 2018) -- Peterson Manufacturing is very pleased to report that as of November 1, 2018 the company became an approved lighting vendor for Vipar HD, the largest heavy-duty truck parts buying group in North America.

With a distributor group of over 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 long-standing, 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.”

Peterson Manufacturing Company is a world-leading innovator in the engineering and production of a complete line of vehicle safety lighting, custom wiring harnesses, and many other safety-related products. As an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, Peterson Manufacturing is a key subsidiary of Peterson Corporation, nine highly specialized companies and nearly 1,000 associates working in global transportation-related industries. With headquarters in the greater Kansas City area, Peterson Manufacturing is a privately held company and has been in operation since 1945.

Parts & People

Parts & People is published monthly by Automotive Counseling and Publishing Company, Inc., a Colorado corporation, P.O. Box 18731 Denver, CO 80203, 303-765-4664. President-Lance Buchner. Founded by Lance Buchner and Dave Lucia.