SSF sold to Germany’s Wessels+Mueller AG and Thomas Beer

Jan. 1, 2020
SSF Imported Auto Parts, headquartered in South San Francisco, has been acquired by a partnership of Germany’s Wessels+Mueller AG and Thomas Beer.
SSF Imported Auto Parts, headquartered in South San Francisco, has been acquired by a partnership of Germany’s Wessels+Mueller AG and Thomas Beer.

SSF is a leading WD for German and Swedish automotive replacement parts, with 5 warehouse locations in California and Arizona.

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Family-owned Wessels+Mueller AG is one of the largest automotive warehouse distributors in Europe, with over 100 warehouse locations in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands. Co-investor Thomas Beer is SSF's new CEO, while former co-owner Hans Kopecky is staying on as COO.

Bastian Mueller, who represents Wessels+Mueller’s interests on the board, explained the rationale of this US investment: ”The demand for European OE-quality replacement parts in the US is poised for solid growth and SSF, with its leading programs for German and Swedish vehicles, is ideally positioned to take advantage of this. With our experience of the European car park and Thomas’ exceptional market knowledge we believe together we can add substantial value to SSF. Both companies have a really strong overlap in programs, suppliers and philosophies.”

Hans Kopecky adds: “Wessels+Mueller is an ideal match for SSF. We are both OE quality-driven in our programs and by combining our strengths and efforts, SSF can become an even stronger complete solution for European Repair Specialists."

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