Synergy of brands, global distribution and financial strength to fuel growth
for companies and dealers
Blaine, MN – January 7, 2022 – Arrowhead Engineered Products (Arrowhead), a global leader in aftermarket parts distribution, today announced the acquisition of Western Power Sports (WPS), a powersports distributor known for its exceptional dealer service model and owned powersports brands. WPS serves nearly 12,000 customers with more than 150 sales reps and seven US distribution centers. With both Arrowhead and WPS rooted in powersports and parts distribution, dealers and consumers will continue to enjoy the diverse product offering and exceptional customer service.
“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.’” 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,” said John Mosunic, CEO of Arrowhead. “The combined power of Western Power Sports’ trusted distribution and dealer network with Arrowheads 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.”
“Through the sale process, we spoke with several quality companies that expressed interest in WPS, said Steve Lester, chief operating officer, Western Power Sports. “Arrowhead was the only company with an excellent cultural fit and matched our commitment to customer service.
Familiar global powersports brands built by Arrowhead include those under the All Balls Racing Group (ABRG): All Balls Racing, Vertex Pistons, Cylinder Works, Hot Cams, Pivot Works and Tiger Lights. These do not include a dozen brands also owned by Arrowhead for outdoor power equipment, agriculture, arborist, golf cars and other specialty equipment. Likewise, 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 more.
“Western Power Sports is a strong strategic fit with a complementary product offering and a passion for providing great service to dealers and consumers,” said Mosunic. “We will work together to ensure this combination supports our customers and benefits the entire industry.”
About Arrowhead Engineered Products
Arrowhead Engineered Products is the leading global engineer and omni-channel distributor of non-discretionary, proprietary branded, aftermarket replacement parts. The Company leverages data and digital capabilities to provide mission critical parts for outdoor power equipment, powersports, specialty vehicles, agriculture, and other diverse markets. With distribution and sourcing locations in North America, Europe and Asia, Arrowhead Engineered Products employees service over 90,000 customers globally. Visit www.arrowheadepinc.com for more information.
Arrowhead Engineered Products is majority owned by Genstar Capital, a leading private equity firm that has been actively investing in high quality companies for over 30 years. Genstar currently has approximately $33 billion of assets under management and targets investments focused on targeted segments of the industrials, financial services, healthcare, and software industries.
About All Balls Racing Group
All Balls Racing Group (ABRG) provides every engine, suspension and electrical part UTV/ATV dealers, rebuilders and owners need in one convenient package at affordable prices to keep their machines running and riding week in, week out. ABRG offers the industry’s most comprehensive line of bearing and seal kits, drive line, vehicle, engine and suspension kits. Owned by parent company, Arrowhead Engineered Products, ABRG is a house of brands including All Balls Racing, Vertex Pistons, Cylinder Works, Hot Cams, Hot Rods, Pivot Works and Tiger Lights to provide everything a powersports dealer, rebuilder and enthusiast could ever possibly need for their off-road machines.
About Western Power Sports
Based in Boise, Idaho, Western Power Sports (WPS) was incorporated in 1960 and distributes over 150,000 products that include off-road and street motorcycle, ATV, snowmobile, and watercraft parts and accessories to thousands of dealers nationwide. WPS is currently the fastest growing nation-wide delivery system of powersports industry products and delivers these products through its regional warehouse network, with locations in Idaho, California, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Texas. WPS strives to bring powersports dealers the best in service, product, and delivery—a formula that’s proven very successful over the last 61 years.