ATI’s lifelong focus has always been to help all our members realize their profits and dreams with the best coaching and training available. Providing a high-value member experience has been our top priority. But for years we have also believed that in order to take ATI to our next level of greatness we needed and wanted help. Our choices were to partner with either a strategic company that could leverage what we have accomplished in consulting and training or a private equity firm that could infuse capital to help us grow organically. We chose strategic.
We are very excited to share with all our members that we have been acquired by the largest aftermarket strategic company in the automotive and collision industry, Driven Brands in Charlotte, NC. Driven Brands is the franchisor for 2700 family-owned collision and repair/maintenance centers in the US and Canada. They are branded as CARSTAR, Meineke, Take 5 Quick Lube Centers, ABRA, Merlin, MAACO, Econo Lube N’ Tune. They also own 1-800 Radiator who many of you already do business with.
With Driven Brands as our new partner, ATI is positioned for unbelievable growth. We know the ultimate value of ATI is the relationships and benefits we provide our members. We will never lose sight of that. All of us at ATI are excited and positive about the future with our new partner.
We see this as a significant opportunity that provides ATI with resources, global buying power, and industry reach, positioning us to even better serve our members.
The ATI and Driven Brands management teams have already been exploring ways to help ATI members benefit and grow for many years to come. ATI will continue to operate as ATI with our headquarters in Linthicum, MD. Members can expect business as usual but with the addition of access to Driven Brands’ significant industry resources. We are confident this will be beneficial for all ATI members and associates. Driven Brands clearly understands our primary assets are our members, coaches, and associates.
Chubby, Richard, the senior management team, coaches and instructors will continue to be focused on providing our members with the best ATI experience, training and coaching possible. The ATI you know today will continue to be the ATI of tomorrow, only better!
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