Innovation. That’s always been the key to Gunite's success in developing new products and the primary reason why Gunite has remained the industry’s largest supplier of wheel-end components. Today, Gunite continues to lead the heavy-duty industry with forward thinking products based on innovations in metallurgy, product design, testing and manufacturing. Gunite, Where The Road Begins…
KIC is a wheel end supplier focused on serving the commercial truck, trailer, transit, and axle/suspension industries. KIC’s products include; Brake Drums, Hub & Drum Assemblies, Spoke Wheel Assemblies, Steel and Aluminum Wheels, and Brake Rotors. With over 40 years of experience, KIC has become one of the largest and fastest growing wheel end suppliers in North America. A proven brand among most of the top ten OEM’s and Aftermarket Distributors, KIC has built a successful reputation with more than 700 customers and continues to earn credibility by shipping millions of quality products into North America. With program options ranging from direct container to reduced pallet loads that can be shipped from multiple North American warehouse locations, KIC is uniquely positioned to provide both a product and business advantage to each VIPAR distributor.
Accuride is the largest North American manufacturer and supplier of wheels for heavy and medium-duty trucks and commercial trailers. Accuride offers the broadest product line in the North American heavy/medium wheel industry and is the only manufacturer and supplier of both steel and forged aluminum heavy/medium wheels. Accuride also offers wheels for buses, commercial light trucks, and well as specialty and military vehicles.
Active HD Cooling Products is the leading USA manufacturer for heavy and medium duty truck radiators and charge air coolers. We offer new complete OE Premium and OE Extreme Duty drop in units for all makes and models of Class 5-8 trucks from 1993-2012. These products are backed by a two year, unlimited mileage, nationwide warranty with nominal labor paid.
AeroPro, a family-owned business located in the shadows of the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, began in 1986. AeroPro first began manufacturing polyethylene splash guards. In 1987 we introduced the first Proflex Rubber splash guards. Proflex is made of approximately 70% reclaimed truck tires and has been accredited for putting to good use several million pounds of products that might have gone to a landfill. Over the years we have developed a diversified line of products ranging from mud flaps for the heavy duty truck market, to foot pads for lawn and garden equipment, to trailer liners and mats for the equine industry, to nonslip rubber pads with adhesive which are currently being installed on the running boards of Ford, Chevrolet and Dodge pickup trucks and SUVs. In early 2003 we began molding live rubber in our plant in the good ole USA. This addition made us a single source supplier.
Airgas, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the largest U.S. distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty compressed gases and related hardgoods, such as welding supplies. Airgas is also one of the largest safety “personal protection equipment providers” within North America. Airgas has also entered into the Diesel Exhaust Fluid “DEF” industry as a vertical manufacturer of packaged and bulk DEF products through its Airgas Specialty Gas “ASG” business. ASG is a market leader in the anhydrous and aqua ammonia products and logistics which allows for a natural expansion into the DEF market pace. Airgas is also the largest U.S. producer of nitrous oxide, commercial and retail dry ice, the largest liquid carbon dioxide producer in the Southeast, and a leading distributor of process chemicals and refrigerants. Airgas was founded in 1982. Through approximately 400 acquisitions and internal growth, Airgas has built the largest national distribution network in the packaged gas industry with sales exceeding $4.0 billion annually within North America. More than 14,000 employees work in more than 1,100 locations includes branches, cylinder fill plants, production facilities, specialty gas laboratories, and regional distribution centers to serve a diversified customer base. Airgas markets through multiple channels, including its own branches and outside sales force, a Strategic Accounts Team focused on large customers, distributors and resellers, telesales, catalog and eBusiness channels.
Alltemp Products Co. Ltd. is a Master Distributor of components for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industries. Alltemp has been in business since 1969 and is a privately owned Canadian company located in an 85,000 square foot warehouse just outside Toronto, Ontario.
In the early 1990’s Alltemp began blending and packaging refrigerants under their own “Enviro” brand name. Significant investments have been made in bulk storage, cylinders, pumping stations and test equipment ensuring you of quality product delivered in a fast, efficient manner. Today the refrigerant product offering includes R134a, R22, R422B, R422C, R410A, R404A, R414B and R417C.
In addition to refrigerant, Alltemp has over 9,000 sku’s in their warehouse for the HVAC/R industries. Their product offering includes service tools, electric motors, electrical components, compressors, chemical cleaners and much, much more. For a complete overview please visit the website at www.alltemp.ca.
AMS Automotive is the proven leader in manual transmission components. Their New Generation and RhinoPac brands, designed for automotive through Heavy Duty applications, provide the industry's highest OEM content and most comprehensive coverage. With distribution facilities in St. Louis, Los Angeles, and Newark, New Jersey, AMS offers same day turnaround and near 100% fill rates. Six Regional Sales Managers oversee all North American sales and promotional activities along with nearly 130 in-field sales representatives.
Ancra Cargo is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of cargo restraint systems and hardware. Started in 1969, Ancra produces everything from winches to ratchet straps and cargo bars as well as state of the art decking systems. Headquartered in Hawthorne, CA with its main production facility in Erlanger, KY, Ancra can provide solutions to any cargo securement applications.
AP Exhaust Technologies manufactures a complete line of automotive, light truck and heavy-duty exhaust, and emissions products including DOCs and DPFs. Founded in 1927, our roots reach back to the very beginnings of the automotive exhaust system business 90 years ago. Today, we continue the tradition of providing high quality mufflers, exhaust pipes, and catalytic converters to our commercial customers, and auto service professionals.
ASPEN Refrigerants (formally Airgas Refrigerants, Inc.) is the leading U.S. refrigerant supplier providing complete refrigerant supply, services and support for the air conditioning, refrigeration and automotive industries. Features include a complete range of all refrigerant types and sizes available from a nationwide network. Free next day delivery from coast to coast. ASPEN Refrigerants also offers an array of refrigerant recover-reclaim programs, on-site reclamation services, expert technical support and much more. You can count on ASPEN Refrigerants’ knowledgeable and responsive sales associates and customer service support teams to handle all of your refrigerant needs. ASPEN Refrigerants brings more than 25 years of experience in the industrial, medical and specialty gas industries to our customers in the HVACR trade.
Associated Equipment Corporation (A.E.C.) established in 1948, has designed and manufactured battery chargers and automotive battery testers for over 60 years from its headquarters in the heartland of the United States – St. Louis, Missouri. Especially known for its “Safe in Any Weather” Made in USA wheeled chargers; Associated Equipment is privately-held, family-owned and is the ONLY manufacturer that continues to build its award-winning line of products in the United States. For over 60 years, Associated has continued to provide the most versatile, reliable, innovative, and professional battery chargers and testers with MADE IN USA quality.
ATRO Engineered Systems, Inc. is a premier design/manufacturing/distribution company with a history of delivering technologically advanced polyurethane suspension components to the heavy truck, trailer and bus industries. ATRO’s innovative products, diverse aftermarket distributor network and OEM customer base has positioned them to lead in the emerging market for longer-lasting polyurethane parts.
ATRO’s products feature polyurethane, longer life, free-rotation bushings. Benefits include easy installation, no grease, no maintenance, reduced road noise and extended warranty. With ATRO's heavy-duty polyurethane suspension parts, you can expect long-lasting durability that has been simply unheard of in an industry where loads are extreme, conditions can be brutal, and rubber has been the buffer between those conditions and heavy vehicle suspensions for over a hundred years. ATRO polyurethane components typically last 3 to 5 times longer than rubber.¬
ATRO is an ISO 9001 registered manufacturer whose continuous improvement through world-class processes drives all the company’s operations.
Automann is a premier global distributor of aftermarket truck and trailer chassis components. Automann services regional warehouse distributors and repair shops with more than 30,000 products, ranging from air brake & wheel components to steering products - and just about everything in between.
Automann is headquartered in Monroe Township, NJ. To effectively service our customers with faster transit times, we operate four strategically located USA distribution centers in Monroe Township New Jersey, Ontario California, New Lennox, Illinois and Arlington Texas. Also serving the Canadian market is Automann Heavy Duty Canada with two strategic locations in Brampton Canada and Edmonton Alberta. The company’s sales force is also strategically located in the markets we serve, to support our distributors.
Formed in 1994 Automann has evolved into a leader in the heavy duty aftermarket. Automann is committed to the long term success of its distributors and continues to invest in expanding its product offering and improving its services.
BAB Steering Hydraulics, Inc. has specialized in remanufacturing manual and power steering gears, power steering pumps and cylinders for the on and off highway industry since 1987. Our three warehouse locations, each with remanufacturing capabilities, supply over 150 BAB Distributors throughout the US. Headquarters in Fontana, CA serves the western half of the US, Atlanta, GA the Southeast and Youngstown, OH, the Midwest and Northeast.
Baldwin Filters, an industry leader, offers heavy-duty air, coolant, lube, fuel and hydraulic filters for superior protection under tough operating conditions for over-the-road commercial vehicles, off-road construction, mining and logging equipment, as well as industrial, agricultural, automotive and marine applications. Baldwin Filters’ application coverage is strengthened by the ability to consistently manufacture filters designed to meet or exceed the quality, performance and supply requirements of original equipment and aftermarket customers.
At Battery Systems, our goal is to provide our customers with the best battery products available on the market, combined with the most efficient service in the industry, offered at the most competitive prices, in ever expanding markets.
We realize that the customer’s needs and our ability to meet those needs are the determining factor in the success or failure of our business. We strive to treat each and every customer like we would like to be treated by our suppliers.
BAYCO Products is the North American leader in utility work lights for the heavy duty truck and automotive markets. Bayco's strong commitment to quality is second to none in the industry. Our fluorescent and LED task lights are recognized for their durability in the demanding heavy duty truck environment. Bayco is constantly striving to maintain and improve the Quality, Service and Value that VIPAR members expect. Shipping is convenient to anywhere in the U.S. or Canada from Bayco's Dallas, Texas headquarters location.
Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Daphne, Alabama, BBB industries is an award winning leader in the development, production and distribution of new and remanufactured parts for the automotive, heavy duty, and power sports aftermarkets.”
BBI has been producing heavy-duty, automotive, household and industrial chemicals since 1924. Our core competencies include: tire inflators, lubricants and penetrants and cleaners / degreasers. We formulate, design and manufacture our items in Indian Trail, NC. We have a full-line of Heavy Duty chemicals; while offering one-stop shopping, strong, concentrated products, aggressive pricing and top-notch customer and sales support.
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, a member of the Knorr-Bremse group, supplies air brake and control systems, components and leading-edge safety technologies under the Bendix® brand name for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, tractors, trailers, buses and other commercial vehicles throughout North America, Europe and Australia. From sales to ongoing service and support, we're committed to the best in braking technology. For more information, call 1-800-AIR-BRAKE (1-800-247-2725) or visit www.bendix.com.
Bepco, Inc has been in the Heavy Duty Trucking Industry since it's inception in 1958. Bepco started by rebuilding air compressors and valves and has since grown to over 20 different product lines. We offer remanufactured product as well as new product. Our mission is to offer the best product at the best possible price to remain competitive in an increasingly competitive market.
Since its inception in 1868, Betts Company has served the transportation sector with innovative products and solutions, including the first patent for spray suppression issued in 1954, the still popular A21 coiled flap hanger. Fleets have relied on their preferred distribution for generations to supply innovative, high quality parts manufactured by Betts and Life-Time Fenders. Betts Company has now combined these two brands to bring a single reliable source for safety-related products focused on heavy duty tractor/ trailer applications, all delivered with superior value: BettsHD.
BettsHD is a TS16949 and ISO 9001:2006 certified manufacturer, earning recognition of excellence from leading OEM tractor manufacturers in commercial transportation, resulting in strong allegiance from national and regional fleets throughout North America. Focused on both OEM first-fit and aftermarket replacement with equal passion, BettsHD provides VIPAR members a customer centric program affording profitable access to an impressive bundle of spray-suppression and other safety related products. A visit to BettsHD.com reveals a newly created dynamic catalog, an impressive tool allowing the user to drill down to specific application solutions through filtered attributes or a comprehensive tour of the broad BettsHD bundle. FOB shipping points in the Midwest and West Coast shorten cycle time and increase inventory turn. Soon to be issued POS tools will further enhance the partnership in profit offered by BettsHD.
BorgWarner Inc. is a global product leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles. With manufacturing and technical facilities in 64 locations in 17 countries, the company employs approximately 27,000 worldwide. For more information, visit borgwarner.com.
Our Delco Remy® brand of starters and alternators are trusted by commercial and off-road original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket organizations globally. We are focused on providing rotating electric products that enhance the driving experience, improve performance, and fuel economy for all commercial vehicle applications. Visit delcoremy.com to learn more about our starters and alternators.
Raybestos® has been a giant in the automotive aftermarket industry for over a century. As an industry leader, Raybestos is committed to manufacturing high-quality brake parts that offer unparalleled performance and safety.
At Raybestos, we are proud of our storied past, but continuously strive to be innovators in our industry. From brake pads to rotors, calipers to hydraulics, Raybestos produces dependable brake parts with expansive coverage from Class 1 through Class 8. All of our products are extensively tested so you can be sure you are buying a product that is reliable and safe. Rely on Raybestos to deliver brake parts that you can depend on.