Friday, 30 October 2015 20:24

ABRA Auto Body & Glass Announces Wave of Expansion in Northeast

ABRA Auto Body & Glass announced plans on October 30 to add 12 new repair centers across Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey in the coming days. The news also reflects ABRA’s initial entry into the state of New Jersey.

Driving the growth is the announcement of a definitive agreement to acquire 11 CollisionMax Auto Body and Glass repair centers located throughout Philadelphia and New Jersey.

In a separate transaction completed earlier today, ABRA acquired Blue Hen Collision Express repair center in Dover, Delaware. Details of the deal were not disclosed. Today’s growth activity will bring ABRA’s national repair center count to 332 in 24 states.

This latest expansion doubles ABRA's footprint in the Northeast to a total of 24 repair centers just six months after entering the region.

ABRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Duane Rouse said the company is pleased to be in a position to significantly increase its footprint and looks forward to initiating its highly customized integration plan.

“The Northeast presents tremendous potential for continued and controlled growth despite being a very new market for us. We carefully consider the brand fit and reputation each time we grow and I am confident these additions will continue to drive success for us and our business partners in these states for years to come.”

CollisionMax Auto Body and Glass Chief Operating Officer, Pat Beavers states the company is eager to begin the transition to ABRA in the coming weeks. “For the past thirty years we have built our reputation around excellent customer service and a high quality repair, each of which is well aligned with ABRA’s mission. This transaction will bring increased opportunities for our communities, business partners, and team members alike.”

Interested parties in major markets should contact Scott Gerling, Vice President of Corporate Development (sgerling@abraauto.com or 763.585.6210).

For franchise opportunities in small and midsize markets contact Mark Wahlin, Vice President of Franchise Development/Relations (mwahlin@abraauto.com or 763.585.6315).

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