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News   August 17, 2009   by Auto Service World

Visteon and Proliance Aftermarket Assets Combined To Form Vista-Pro Automotive

Holding company Centrum Equities, XV has combined its previously acquired Visteon aftermarket assets with the newly acquired North American assets of Proliance International Inc. and renamed the combined operations Vista-Pro Automotive.

Vista-Pro combines Centrum, a leading North American designer, manufacturer and distributor of aftermarket climate control products such as radiators, condensers, and air conditioning products, remanufactured starters and alternators, hydraulic steering systems, rack and pinion systems and power steering pumps, with the North American operations of Proliance, a leading manufacturer and distributor of aftermarket heat transfer and temperature control products for automotive and heavy-duty applications.

Vista-Pro’s product offering and family of brands will include Proliance’s Ready-Rad and Ready-Aire brand products.

Products will be manufactured in two North American facilities.

Roger Brown, CEO of Vista-Pro Automotive, said “Our entire team is extremely excited about the creation of this new company, which will provide OE quality and best-in-class product support and service to our customers. By joining forces as one, Vista-Pro Automotive will become a market leader in product offerings, reliability, response, and technical and product support.”

Vista-Pro Automotive will operate from its headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., with a support office in New Haven, Conn., and distribution centres in Sparta, Tenn., Reno, Nev., and Southaven, Miss.

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