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Our History

A strong track record of organic and external growth has transformed AAG from a small local business to one of the leading auto parts distributors in Europe, covering four of the continent’s largest markets.

2017

Genuine Parts Company (GPC) acquired AAG.

2016

FPS Distribution Ltd, Apec and BTN were acquired by AAG from Lookers PLC, a motor retail group.

2015

United Aftermarket Network (UAN) a network of independent distributors added to AAG’s market position in the UK.

2015

AAG acquired Coler GmbH, a large regional distributor with 28 outlets in the west of Germany.

2014

Blackstone Capital Partners; a global leader in private equity, purchased AAG from Weinberg Capital Partners.

2013

Precisium Group, the third largest network in France was purchased, making AAG the largest group in the French aftermarket.

2008-2011

The business continued to expand through acquisitions in both France and the UK.

2007

AAG acquired Partners, the fourth largest parts network of independent distributors in France.

2006

Weinberg Capital Partners, a French asset management company joined the founders to become new shareholders in our group.

1997

AAG acquired GROUPAUTO UK which formed the foundation stone of its UK operations.

1996

AAG acquired control of GROUPAUTO France, a network of independent distributors originally created in 1970

1992

The European buying network, which later became known as GROUPAUTO was created.

1989

AAG was founded with the acquisition of a small distributor in the west of France.

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