Highline Warren acquires DEF business of Sapp Bros.
Highline Warren, a leader in manufacturing and distribution of automotive maintenance products based in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A., announced its acquisition of the assets of the diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) division of Sapp Bros., a leading regional DEF provider based in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.A.
Sapp Bros., Inc. is a collection of 17 full-service, friendly travel centers, primarily located on Interstate-80 from as far west as Salt Lake City, Utah to Clearfield, Pennsylvania in the east. Sapp Bros. is also a leading petroleum wholesale distributor.
“This transaction allows Sapp Bros. to focus on its core travel center and wholesale petroleum business. Highline Warren is a world-class manufacturer and distributor, which makes it an ideal home for Sapp’s DEF division, its employees and our DEF customers. We have had a long and trusted relationship with the Highline Warren team, and we look forward to remaining a long-term customer of Highline Warren in DEF and other categories,” said Andrew Richard, Sapp Bros. CEO.
“We are excited to add the Sapp. Bros. DEF division to Highline Warren,” said Darcy Curran, CEO of Highline Warren. “Diesel exhaust fluid is a rapidly growing category and a priority for our customers and our company. We look forward to leveraging Sapp’s capabilities and relationships to better serve our customers throughout our unique national platform for liquids manufacturing and distribution.”
“This acquisition strengthens Highline Warren’s capabilities in an important category for the company and its customers. We are pleased to continue our partnership with Darcy and the entire Highline Warren team as they continue to execute on their acquisition strategy,” said Anthony Cardona, principal at Pritzker Private Capital, which acquired Warren Distribution and Highline Aftermarket to form Highline Warren in 2020.
Acquiring the Sapp Bros. DEF division marks Highline Warren’s seventh acquisition since 2016. Highline Warren will continue to pursue both organic and acquisition-related growth strategies, the company said.