Icahn Automotive Group LLC has purchased four independently owned service center locations in Michigan’s Metro Detroit area: Belanger Tire & Auto Service in Westland, Novi Motive Goodyear in Novi, and Fix N Go Auto Centers in Troy and Oxford. The locations will convert to Pep Boys Service and Tire Centers.
These acquisitions follow a previously announced multimillion-dollar Metro Detroit expansion plan that includes Pep Boys store openings and existing store remodels, inventory expansion, and the recent acquisitions of Precision Tune Auto Care and Phil Cavill’s Goodyear Tire and Auto Service Center in Clawson.
“Icahn Automotive’s acquisitions in the heart of the world’s automotive industry are an important step in expanding our North America service center footprint. We share the Motor City's passion and pride for the industry’s history and future,” says Danieol Ninivaggi, Icahn Automotive CEO. “We welcome the newest members to our team and will work together to service their loyal customers while leveraging our expansive operations and efficient distribution model.”
Icahn Automotive manages more than 2,000 owned and franchised retail and service locations which operate in 49 states plus Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and Canada.
Icahn Automotive was formed by its parent, Icahn Enterprises L.P., to invest in and operate businesses involved in aftermarket parts distribution and service.
The businesses of IEP and Icahn Automotive today consist of Pep Boys, Auto Plus, Just Brakes, Precision Tune Auto Care and American Driveline Systems, the franchisor of AAMCO and licensor of Cottman Transmission & Total Auto Care service centers.
Icahn Enterprises L.P. also owns Federal-Mogul Motorparts, which sells and distributes a broad portfolio of products through more than 20 brands, including Anco wipers; Beck/Arnley premium OE quality parts and fluids; Champion lighting, spark plugs, wipers and filters, Fel-Pro gaskets; Moog chassis components; and Abex, Ferodo, Jurid and Wagner brake products and lighting.