Keystone Automotive Operations, Inc. Welcomes South Bend Clutch

Exeter, PA (February 5, 2019) - Keystone Automotive Operations, Inc. welcomes South Bend Clutch to its performance category. With four generations of industry-leading experience, South Bend Clutch of Mishawaka, Indiana, is dedicated to manufacturing, rebuilding, and machining high performance clutch kits for cars and diesel trucks that span a variety of markets. The company mission remains centered on quality parts, personalized service, and competitive prices. As such, South Bend Clutch has a stellar reputation for going above and beyond standard expectations.

“We spend much of our time and energy designing and testing new products in an effort to continually improve the driving experience,” says the company. “So, whether you tow, tractor pull, drag race, grand prix race, or just love the feel of acceleration, South Bend Clutch has the right application for you.”

Product selection runs the gamut, from OEM factory specifications to performance upgrades and heavy-duty industrial applications, and includes clutch kits, flywheels, hydraulic accessories, bearings, bushings, alignment tools, and more. Whether it’s entry-level or high-end, new or rebuilt, South Bend Clutch products are guaranteed to perform.

Recently, the company began cryogenically processing its clutch kits to dramatically improve performance and product life. This irreversible, one-time process increases wear resistance and consistency, decreases cracks, warps and imperfections in the metal, provides a better friction coefficient, and eliminates stress points. Utilizing such cutting-edge technology allows South Bend Clutch products to withstand extreme situations, wearing less and lasting longer than many competitors on the market today.

“South Bend Clutch is a great addition for Keystone Automotive and its customers,” said Dave Burke, Category Manager at Keystone. “Being able to offer such a high quality, well-respected brand only lends to the fact that Keystone is dedicated to supporting the performance market by growing its product offering.”


Keystone is the leading distributor and marketer of aftermarket automotive products and services, uniquely positioned to offer customers and suppliers substantial scale, the most comprehensive inventory selection in the industry, high levels of customer service, and innovative marketing support. Keystone is committed to expanding its offerings to meet the ever-growing needs of its customer base, providing them what they need, when they need it. To learn more, please visit