KOI Auto Parts in Cincinnati, Ohio, has joined the Vipar Heavy Duty network of distributors.

Led by its president, David Wesselman, KOI serves the heavy-duty market from two warehouses in Cincinnati and from three additional warehouses in Dayton, Ohio, Lexington, Ky., and Newport, Ky.

KOI also is an automotive parts provider, with 75 locations in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and West Virginia. KOI's business serves professional repair garages, collision centers, dealerships, municipalities, fleets and retail customers.

"Over the last several years, as the heavy-duty aftermarket distribution channel shifted in Cincinnati, KOI recognized the opportunity to expand their heavy-duty product offering," said Jim Pennig, vice president, business development, Vipar Heavy Duty. "KOI currently services the city fleets of Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Ky., and has targeted numerous locations in their service network identified as excellent truck parts growth opportunities."