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Litens Adds Distribution Footprint via Kenakore Solutions Acquisition

15 Feb 2024

Dublin, Ohio – January 30, 2024 – Litens Aftermarket, offering the most complete portfolio of aftermarket belt drive products, announced its acquisition of Kenakore Solutions, a well-established third-party logistics warehouse and distribution center. Kenakore, with three decades of experience, has been a key partner to Litens for over 20 years. The acquisition marks a strategic move by Litens to enhance customer experience and streamline distribution processes.

Through integrating Kenakore’s well-established processes and systems, Litens is set to improve its overall customer experience through enhanced communication capabilities and increased flexibility that enables Litens to further meet diverse customer demands with ease. Kenakore is strategically located in Perrysburg, Ohio, due to its proximity to major distribution routes via I-75 and I-80, giving Litens the added benefit of seamless connectivity and efficient distribution across the United States.

With the completion of the acquisition, Kenakore’s distribution center will be rebranded as “Litens Aftermarket Distribution.” Encompassing an impressive 128,000 square feet of space, the facility is staffed by 40 dedicated employees and includes 30 shipping and receiving bays. This facility plays a pivotal role in kitting and distributing Litens Aftermarket products, serving as the primary distribution hub for Litens Aftermarket in North America.

“We work closely with the team at Kenakore and are excited to bring them under the Litens umbrella. This acquisition is a natural progression as we continue to strengthen our control over the customer experience across the aftermarket and underscores our commitment to elevating the Litens brand,” said John Lussier, president of Litens Aftermarket.

The acquisition aligns with one of Litens’ strategic growth pillars, focusing on complete customer experience management and fostering a seamless end-to-end journey. This move follows Litens’ 2023 acquisition of Dolz, a renowned global leader in aftermarket water pump manufacturing, based in Spain, and is another step in Litens’ aftermarket growth initiative.

About Litens Aftermarket

Litens, the world’s largest OE supplier of belt tensioning products, has been supplying the largest brands in the aftermarket, for decades. It offers the aftermarket’s most complete portfolio of belt drive products including timing belt tensioners, accessory drive tensioners, idler pulleys and decoupler pulleys (OAD™). As the inventors of the automatic accessory drive belt tensioner (ADT) and the timing belt tensioner (TBT), Litens delivers an innovative, engineering-first approach to the aftermarket. For more information, visit

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