Transtar Holding Company acquires PPi Automotive - Transmission Digest

Transtar Holding Company acquires PPi Automotive

Transtar Holding Co. has acquired PPi Automotive, a Pittsburgh-based, family-owned and operated automotive parts wholesale distributor that has been in business since 1974. The company operates three warehouses in the greater Pittsburgh area. Terms were not disclosed.

“We have worked hard to provide excellent service and high quality parts to the professionals in the Pittsburgh market,” said Richard Johnston, Sr., owner of PPi Automotive. “I can’t think of a better partner to whom to entrust my family’s business than Transtar. This partnership will ensure our customers continue receiving outstanding customer service and our people will benefit from joining a company with strong values.”

“Rich and his family have built a business that embodies Transtar and NexaMotion Group’s values and commitment to customers,” said Neil Sethi, president and CEO of Transtar Holding Co. “NexaMotion plans on investing in PPi’s product lines to better serve their customers in the future, and we’re committed to investing in the Pittsburgh market.”

Richard Johnston, Jr., PPi’s executive vice president, will join Transtar Holding Co. as VP of sales and operations for PPi. Richard Johnston, Sr. plans to retire following the acquisition.

PPi represents Transtar’s third acquisition of warehouse distributors since 2023, the company noted.

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