Jasper, Ind.-based Meyer Distributing recently joined forces with Vehicle Specialties Inc. (VSI), a distributor of performance parts and accessories based in Hammond, Ind.
“We are very eager to enter the performance industry wholeheartedly with this acquisition,” said Nick Gramelspacher, vice president of sales and marketing at Meyer Distributing, “VSI is very well respected among customers and suppliers, so it’s a great fit. Being able to offer legendary product lines such as MSD, Comp Cams, Edelbrock and many others across our nationwide network is of great excitement and opportunity.”
Meyer will use its logistical capabilities to bring enhanced service to VSI customers, according to the company. The Hammond facility will remain in operation, and VSI will continue to work with its suppliers and customers.
“VSI is excited to team up with Meyer,” said Fred VanSenus, owner of VSI. “Both companies pride themselves on superior customer service and extensive parts knowledge. By joining forces, we will be able to offer hundreds of additional product lines to our existing customer base.”
VSI fits well into Meyer’s logistical network, according to Jeff Braun, Meyer CFO.
“Shipping small parts has always been a specialty for VSI,” he said. ‘But with Meyer’s fleet we can transport racing seats and slicks, superchargers, fuel cells, and a whole host of other bulky performance parts faster and cheaper than the industry standard.”