Betts Company Acquires Rite-Way Axles And Suspension 90

Betts Company Acquires Rite-Way Axles And Suspension


4/20/2021 Betts

FRESNO, CA, April 7, 2021 / - Betts Company announced that it has acquired Rite-Way Axle and Suspension of Sun Valley, Ca, from owners Kelly and Nancy Virchow. Rite-Way was founded by Clarence and Dick Virchow in 1964, making it a third-generation family business. Rite-Way Axle is joining Betts Company as a truck parts and repair service center under the Betts Truck Parts & Service division.

While offering many of the same heavy duty repair services as Betts, including spring, steering, suspension, and wheel end repair, Rite-Way offers driveline capabilities, which will be an area of product expansion for Betts Truck Parts & Service in Southern California.

Rite-Way will become Betts Truck Parts’ 6th location in California, and the 8th location overall, with two other locations in Phoenix and Portland. It will become their third branch in Southern California alongside branches in Fontana and Santa Fe Springs. All 10 Rite-Way employees will continue to manage day-to-day operations under the supervision of Betts Truck Parts & Service district manager, Ruben Gutierrez.

“We are excited to have a company like Betts acquire Rite-Way,” says Kelly Virchow. “We feel like it’s a great fit. Nancy and I naturally gravitated to being acquired by Betts Company, being a family-owned business like ourselves. Rite-Way has been in our family for 3 generations. Betts Company has been family-owned for 6 generations, so they recognize the value of a family legacy.”

On behalf of Betts Company and Betts Truck Parts & Service, we are excited to welcome the Rite-Way team as Betts team members,” says Bill Betts, president, Betts Company. “The Virchow family has developed a great reputation in the Southern California market. We are excited to have their team join us and continue their tradition of excellent customer service. Rite-Way has a fantastic brand reputation, and we look forward to learning from them as well as bringing some of our strengths to their team.”

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About Betts Company
Spanning more than 150 years, Betts Company has evolved from its humble beginnings as the first spring manufacturer in the western United States into a diversified operation that serves heavy duty transportation, aftermarket automotive and other industrial sectors. By creating innovative, patented products made in the USA, Betts Company has been a continuously family-owned business for six generations. The Betts Way has become the guiding principle that allows Betts Company to Improve the Way Things Move® for customers, suppliers and its community. For more information, visit

For more information, contact:
Randy George, Marketing Manager, Betts Company
559-906-4323 •
Blog Press Release 04/20/2021 9:04am CDT

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