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.
Genuine Parts Company (GPC) acquired AAG.
FPS Distribution Ltd, Apec and BTN were acquired by AAG from Lookers PLC, a motor retail group.
United Aftermarket Network (UAN) a network of independent distributors added to AAG’s market position in the UK.
AAG acquired Coler GmbH, a large regional distributor with 28 outlets in the west of Germany.
Blackstone Capital Partners; a global leader in private equity, purchased AAG from Weinberg Capital Partners.
Precisium Group, the third largest network in France was purchased, making AAG the largest group in the French aftermarket.
The business continued to expand through acquisitions in both France and the UK.
AAG acquired Partners, the fourth largest parts network of independent distributors in France.
Weinberg Capital Partners, a French asset management company joined the founders to become new shareholders in our group.
AAG acquired GROUPAUTO UK which formed the foundation stone of its UK operations.
AAG acquired control of GROUPAUTO France, a network of independent distributors originally created in 1970
The European buying network, which later became known as GROUPAUTO was created.