Two brands from TMD Friction Products will be available through Vipar Heavy Duty distributors in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. TMD’s Don and Textar brands of friction products will be sold through Vipar’s Global Parts Network (GPN) distribution network as part of an agreement between GPN and TMD.
“During my career in the heavy duty industry I’ve developed a great respect for the VIPAR Heavy Duty organization and their distributors,” said Russell L. Armer, North America business development manager, TMD Friction. “TMD Friction looks forward to working with our new partner in this exclusive distribution agreement.”
Products available will include friction products in economy, standard, premium severe duty, long life, and vocational grades for all vehicle applications.
GPN, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vipar Heavy Duty, provides service and support.
“This new relationship with TMD Friction and the ability to exclusively offer the Don and Textar products alongside our other highly recognized brands, will position the Vipar Heavy Duty stockholder with a strong brand portfolio,” said Gene Damron, gm, of GPN. “This will not only enhance the value proposition for our distributors, it will increase opportunities for all the business partners who work through our CoMan Centers.”