America's PowerSports (APS), a leading national powersports dealer group, announced its expansion to 15 dealerships with the addition of two new stores: I-35 Yamaha of Lancaster, Texas, and Ray Wilt Motorcycle-ATV Superstore in Hanover, Penn.
I-35 Yamaha is APS' sixth Texas-based dealership and fourth store in the Dallas/Fort Worth area; Ray Wilt is the dealer group's first dealership in Pennsylvania.
“Our dealer network is now a team of fifteen dealerships that share between each other the best practices to be efficient and serve the customer's needs,” APS President and CEO Clark Vitulli said in announcing the new purchases.
C.B. Standridge started the 6,000 sq. ft. I-35 Yamaha in May 1998, and remains general manager of the store. In addition to Yamaha, I-35 recently added the Vento brand of scooters. The 30,000 sq. ft. Ray Wilt Motorcycle-ATV Superstore was founded by Ray and Charlotte Wilt in 1973. The dealership represents Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki and Suzuki.
“We haven't had the opportunity to network with other stores in the past, but with 15 other APS stores, we can get good information, experience and support from each other, and have better buying power from the distributors,” said Tim Wilt, Ray Wilt's son. Tim Wilt remains as general manager.
APS says a number of improvements will be made to the dealerships, including the addition of new finance departments offering more flexible financing programs; increased parts and accessories inventory; and improved employee benefits.
Formed in November 1998 and based in Brentwood, Tenn., America's PowerSports is one of the nation's largest retail powersports dealer networks with 15 dealership locations in seven states. APS' dealerships represent Harley-Davidson, Honda, BMW, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Sea-Doo, Polaris and Arctic Cat. For more information, visit www.americaspowersports.com.
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