Keystone Automotive Operations

Keystone Automotive Operations, the leader in distributing specialty automotive components and accessories, in coordination with its majority shareholders Platinum Equity, has announced that it has acquired NTP Distribution.

NTP is a privately held provider of quality aftermarket products, parts and accessories for dealers in the recreational vehicle and towing industries.  

"This is a terrific example of how Keystone can leverage its strong logistics and distribution capabilities to offer dealers in the RV and hitching and towing industries our unique value proposition," said Ed Orzetti, President and CEO of Keystone Automotive. "This acquisition rapidly expands our growing customer base and our product portfolio in the RV industry." Jacob Kotzubei, Partner, Platinum Equity, whose team led the acquisition on behalf of Keystone Automotive, said, "We are delighted to assist Keystone Automotive and its management team execute on their desired diversification and growth plans so quickly after becoming the majority shareholder."

NTP President Greg Boyd said: "The sale is a positive outcome in our continuing efforts to seek new strategies, new regional markets and additional capital in order to better serve our customers and to stay competitive in our market."  

Boyd went on to say that he looks forward to continuing to lead NTP to new opportunities and successes as a part of Keystone.