Keller-Heartt Oil Acquires AL’s Oil and Lubes
Keller-Heartt Oil, a full-service Shell Oil alliance lubricants distributor serving the automotive and trucking industries in the Mid-west market, announced the acquisition of Al’s Oil and Lubes. Al’s, Oil and Lubes, based in Chicago, IL, was established in 1999 by Al Alvarado. Alvarado built its business on providing excellent products and services to a select number of accounts in the auto parts class of trade, and over time, they grew to become a thriving lubricants business.
According to Brian McGrath, President of Keller-Heartt, “Al’s Oil is a respected and honest competitor who enjoyed business with over 500 accounts in the Chicago area. In fact, it was Al’s go to market strategy that helped drive our decision to acquire them.” McGrath adds, “Competing in today’s market is about providing quality products, excellent service, adding value, and assuring you meet your customer’s needs.” Keller-Heartt built its business on these principles and Al’s Oil and Lubes was clearly a good fit in that they share a similar business philosophy.”
With the acquisition of AL’s Oil and Lubes, Keller-Heartt expands its footprint and ability to service customers in the Chicago area. Further, McGrath says, “This most recent acquisition helps to continue the growth strategy Keller-Heartt is implementing through organic growth and acquiring strategic partners.”
It should be noted that this is Keller-Heartt’s seventh purchase of lube companies in the last two decades.
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