North America

Volvo Penta strengthens West Coast footprint through partnership with AIE

(CHESAPEAKE, VA) - Oct. 4, 2022 - Volvo Penta and Anderson Industrial Engines (AIE) have teamed up to give the manufacturer comprehensive sales and service representation across California, Oregon and Washington. AIE is one of the leading names in industrial distribution in the U.S., and was selected by Volvo Penta for its collaborative approach to customer projects and strong commitment to aftermarket service.

Anderson Industrial Engines (AIE) facility

Volvo Penta has entered into a distribution partnership with Anderson Industrial Engines (AIE), covering the states of California, Oregon and Washington. An established engine distributor for 40 years, AIE’s highly experienced sales staff boast an intimate knowledge of the region.

Founded in 1974, AIE supplies industrial engines, power units, generator sets, and parts, as well as offering onsite service for construction, agricultural and turf equipment, irrigation, and specialty OEM power systems. Headquartered in Omaha, its Nebraskan roots have inevitably given it vast experience in the agricultural market, making the company the ideal partner to help strengthen Volvo Penta’s offering of existing and new technologies along the Western Seaboard.

Volvo Penta sees the West Coast as a critical growth market for its products and services, and believes AIE’s experienced staff can play an important role in developing new business from OEMs in the area, while further enhancing the support already provided to existing OEM customers.

Carrying a multi-million-dollar inventory that ensures the right spare parts are readily available, AIE will provide premium aftermarket support to ensure Volvo Penta’s customers enjoy the maximum-possible uptime from their equipment.

“AIE has a strong, respected presence in the US market and shares the Volvo Penta philosophy of working alongside customers as a partner, to integrate — rather than simply install — their engine package or driveline for optimum results,” said Darren Tasker, VP Industrial Sales at Volvo Penta Americas. “The company already develops custom packages for several large OEMs, so that collaborative approach, together with their focus on supporting customers, made them the obvious candidate to help us gain a stronger foothold in the territory. We truly believe in partnerships, and we are looking forward to a long and successful relationship with AIE.”

Placing a strong emphasis on creating custom applications to meet the specific needs of its customers, it is not unusual for AIE to be involved across every stage of the installation process, from design and integration to testing and support.

“This partnership brings together two outstanding companies with great teams and similar values. In fact, both our organizations are past winners of Diesel Progress’ Employer of the Year award,” noted AIE President, Zach Turner. “We both have a proven track record in putting customers first and consulting our partners from the initial design phase through the entire lifecycle of the product. Adding Volvo Penta’s flexible and extremely reliable engines to our portfolio will be a huge benefit for our customers. We’re honored to be trusted with providing representation in such an important territory and look forward to a mutually profitable collaboration.” 


Volvo Penta, with approximately 3,500 dealers in over 130 countries, is a world-leading and global manufacturer of engines and complete power systems for boats, vessels and industrial applications. The engine program comprises diesel and gasoline engines with power outputs of between 10 and 1000 hp. Volvo Penta is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy trucks, buses and construction equipment.

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For more information, please contact:

Marcelo Puscar
Vice President Marketing
Volvo Penta

Zack Shen
Account Executive