Auto-Repair Chain ABRA Buys Another Dozen Locations

Auto-Repair Chain ABRA Buys Another Dozen Locations

ABRA Auto Body & Glass now has 229 locations in 18 states, and the latest deal marks its first expansion into Ohio.

Brooklyn Park-based vehicle repair chain ABRA Auto Body & Glass recently announced that it has acquired a dozen more locations in Ohio and Indiana, marking the latest purchase in an ongoing acquisition spree.

ABRA, which was founded in the Twin Cities in 1984, bought all 12 True Quality Collision Centers in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, and in Bloomington, Indiana, for an undisclosed sum.

The move marks ABRA's first expansion into Ohio and brings its repair center portfolio to 229 locations in 18 states. The company has been rapidly expanding its footprint throughout the United States. In April, when ABRA bought 24 shops in the Chicago area and in Northwest Indiana, a spokesperson said that the company had about 30 locations in Minnesota.

“Our growth strategy is on target and progressing as planned,” ABRA President and CEO Duane Rouse said in a statement. “We are delighted to enter the Ohio market while expanding our presence in Indiana. We look forward to serving our customers and business partners in this region of the country.”

Fast-growing ABRA said it “plans to continue expanding in the months and years ahead as part of its aggressive national growth strategy.” The company said it is “actively seeking new opportunities to acquire repair centers and integrate them into its industry-leading operating system.”