IRVING, Texas — FleetPride, the nation’s largest distributor of truck and trailer parts and service provider in the independent heavy duty aftermarket, has acquired the assets of Knowles On Site Repair.
“As we welcome the Knowles team, we’re not only strengthening our commitment for continued growth, but also providing meaningful solutions for customers,” said Mike Harris, FleetPride president of parts and service.
Under the acquisition, FleetPride expands its operations in the Florida Panhandle and Mobile, Alabama, “bolstering its presence in key markets and enhancing its ability to serve customers with greater efficiency and convenience,” a news release stated. “The addition of Knowles On Site Repair’s expertise and resources will further fuel FleetPride’s growth trajectory.”
Ken Knowles, founder and owner of Knowles On Site Repair, shared his enthusiasm, stating, “We are excited to embark on this new journey with FleetPride. Our shared values of quality, reliability, and customer-focused solutions align perfectly. This collaboration will empower us to deliver an even higher level of service to our valued clients.”
With this acquisition, FleetPride and Knowles On Site Repair will expand their remote onsite capabilities, offering 24-hour mobile repair services, according to the news release.
“The combined talent of over 30 skilled technicians will enable swift and effective solutions, reinforcing FleetPride’s reputation as an industry leader in heavy duty parts and service,” the news release stated. “To ensure quality and career development, each of the Knowles technicians will be offered advanced online courses and in-person training classes through FleetPride Tech University.”
Harris praised his team and the opportunity to welcome Knowles workers into the fold.
“… we have significantly expanded our footprint in recent years, now more than 300 locations,” Harris said. “However, we never lose sight of our purpose that FleetPride keeps the country running. Our team members make it happen by going the extra mile every day, for our customers and each other.”
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