Auto-Wares acquires Thompson Auto Supply

March 11, 2016
Auto-Wares Group of Companies announced March 8 that it will be acquiring Thompson Auto Supply of St. Charles and Batavia, Ill.

Auto-Wares Group of Companies announced March 8 that it will be acquiring Thompson Auto Supply of St. Charles and Batavia, Ill.

This acquisition includes two store locations that are owned and operated by brothers Bill, Dan and Tom Ryan. These independent stores have been in business for 41 years.

Auto-Wares Group of Companies President Todd Leimenstoll said, “We are thrilled to have the Thompson Auto Supply team join forces with Auto-Wares. Our companies share a common customer service culture and family-owned business sense. While continuing the efforts that have made Thompson Auto Supply successful, Auto-Wares will provide new resources, innovations, and opportunities to meet the demands of the marketplace.”

Bill Ryan said, "We are pleased to announce the union of our two family-owned companies. This move will offer many long lasting benefits to our employees and our customers. It was very important to us that our employees retain their jobs and have opportunities in the future. Combining our strengths will help ensure better service and value to our customers for years to come.”

Auto-Wares Group of Companies is an automotive aftermarket distribution company headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan serving a five state region providing the complete parts needs for 600 stores and thousands of service centers since 1976. Auto-Wares Group of Companies is a member of Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance.

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