Arrowhead Engineered Products has announced the acquisition of Western Power Sports (WPS), a Boise, Idaho-based powersports distributor serving nearly 12,000 customers with more than seven distribution centers across the United States.
Brands owned, built or exclusively distributed by WPS include: Fly Racing, Sedona Tire & Wheel, Open Trail, Shinko Tires, Fire Power, HardDrive, Highway 21, SP1, LC, GMAX, Rale, ScorpionEXO, Alpinestars, POD and others.
“This acquisition is an important step in our growth strategy and aligns with our mission – to be the largest off-road aftermarket parts supplier in the world,” says John Mosunic, CEO of Arrowhead. “WPS, a leading powersports distributor in North America, has a tremendous reputation with its dealer network and I’m thrilled to have their team lead our powersports segment. The combined power of Western Power Sports’ trusted distribution and dealer network with Arrowhead’s additional brands, global distribution footprint and best-in-class supply chain network creates a powerful team giving dealers a wider selection of quickly available products.”
Newly appointed WPS chief operating officer Steve Lester, who replaces former owner Craig Shoemaker at the helm adds: “Through the sale process, we spoke with several quality companies that expressed interest in WPS – Arrowhead was the only company with an excellent cultural fit and matched our commitment to customer service.”
“Western Power Sports is a strong strategic fit with a complementary product offering and a passion for providing great service to dealers and consumers,” says Mosunic. “We will work together to ensure this combination supports our customers and benefits the entire industry.”
The newly acquired WPS brands will be added to Arrowhead’s existing roster, which includes brands (Stens, JThomas, etc.) focused on outdoor power equipment, agriculture, arborist, golf cars and other specialty equipment, plus All Balls Racing, Vertex Pistons, Cylinder Works, Hot Cams, Hot Rods, Pivot Works and Tiger Lights.
Arrowhead also announced the acquisition of Custom Golf Car Supply, which provides quality custom-build golf cars as well as tops, body kits, headlight kits, enclosures and rear seat kits and cushions for custom and/or color-matched styling. Gillet Boyce, golf vertical senior vice president, will take on responsibility for Custom Golf Car Supply as part of Arrowhead’s golf car parts and personal transportation vehicle segment.
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