AAMCO Franchise Announces New Owner Of Pennsauken, New Jersey Service Center

AAMCO announced its service center in Pennsauken, New Jersey, located at 5120 Route 38, has a new owner. The newly renovated Pennsauken service center features five service bays which offer transmission, fleet service and total car care.

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AAMCO Pennsauken, NJ

Kash Gill, the new owner of the Pennsauken center, currently owns AAMCO of Toms River, which opened last September. Prior to franchise ownership, Gill held various positions in sales and management at local auto dealerships since 2004. The entrepreneur plans to open at least two additional AAMCO franchise locations in the area over the next several years.

“I am thrilled to open my second AAMCO franchise, and bring a trusted name and excellent service to the community of Pennsauken and surrounding areas,” said Gill. “With a convenient location close to several major highways and the city of Philadelphia, AAMCO of Pennsauken will provide fast and convenient automotive repair services to the local community.”

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AAMCO Franchise Expands In Arkansas With The Opening Of First Jacksonville Service Center

AAMCO, franchisor of the world’s largest branded chain of transmission specialists and an industry leader in total car care services, announced today it has expanded in Arkansas with the opening of its first location in Jacksonville. The new auto repair shop is located at 1106 West Main Street and features transmission, auto repair and fleet services. AAMCO Jacksonville marks the brand’s fifth location in Arkansas and is owned and operated by Cabot resident and first-time franchisee Martin Schneider.

AAMCO Jacksonville, AR

AAMCO Jacksonville, AR

Prior to joining AAMCO, Schneider spent 20 years in the automotive industry, working for General Motors. He also has two decades of telecommunications experience. The franchisee plans to develop additional locations in the market over the next several years.

“I retired after 40 years in business, but quickly realized I was not ready for retirement life,” said Schneider. “When I saw an opportunity to bring AAMCO’s full service car care center to Jacksonville, I knew it was the right move. Everyone needs a trusted car care expert in their life, and my goal is to provide quality work and customer service to the community for many years to come.”

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AAMCO Poised for Growth in 2017

The AAMCO Car Care Center network grew by 21 locations in 2016 with as many as 68 more in the queue for 2017, according to AAMCO International Inc., the franchisor of the brand called 2016 an “incredible year” for AAMCO’s growth and development and one that set a “positive tone for 2017 and beyond.”

“As a result of our efforts, the brand has gained market share in the total car care segment and our reputation as an industry leader continues to rise,” Mr. Ponton said. “We look forward to working with our franchisees to continue providing customers with exceptional service and building upon last year’s tremendous success.”

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The growth last year pushed the AAMCO network to nearly 650 centers across North America, the franchisor said. In December, the company also reported double-digit growth in total car care sales.

As for 2017, AAMCO said it has received 68 deposits for new franchises. These depositors are in the process of finding a location, AAMCO said, a process that typically takes five to six months, depending on the local circumstances.

AAMCO assists its potential franchisees with location selection and said it is flexible on the timing to find the “right” location.

Separately, AAMCO said it has adopted a cloud-based point of sale (POS) system to provide greater transparency for local shop owners.

The new POS system, developed in partnership with Alldata L.L.C., began rolling out to AAMCO centers in December and is expected to be in all AAMCO shops nationwide by August.

AAMCO’s tailored system creates estimates and invoices for customers easier and faster, the franchisor said, driving revenue for franchisees. The system links to AAMCO’s existing customer relationship management and franchise relationship management systems to help franchisees monitor, analyze and manage their businesses.

AAMCO went on to say it is seeking single- and multi-unit operators interested providing high quality automotive service. Interested candidates should have a minimum net worth of $250,000 and liquid assets of at least $65,000 per unit.

Depending on the real estate site selected, franchisees can expect the total investment to be approximately $227,400 to $333,000 with a $39,500 initial franchise fee. Reduced franchise fees are available for honorably discharged veterans.

AAMCO also disclosed recently that Entrepreneur magazine ranked it No. 1 in its car care services category in its 2017 Franchise 500, for the third consecutive year.

The new U.S. locations opened last year are in: Mobile, Ala.; Chula Vista and Lakeport, Calif.; Hiram, Ga.; Miami; Wichita, Kan.; Slidell, La.; Bel Air, Md.; Pennsauken and Roselle Park, N.J.; Amherst, N.Y.; Norman, Okla.; Bedford, Ore.; Lancaster, Pa.; Denton and Houston, Texas; Fredericksburg and Wytheville, Va.; and Everett, Wash.

In Canada, new locations opened in Brampton and Concord, Ontario.

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AAMCO Franchise Ranks No. 1 in Category on Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 For Third Consecutive Year

For the third consecutive year, AAMCO, the world’s largest chain of transmission specialists and leader in total car care services, has been ranked No. 1 in category on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2017 Franchise 500. The ranking aims to reveal the impact of the newest trends and industries poised for growth, and evaluates franchisors based on system size, growth, financial strength and stability.aamco_logo“We’re extremely proud to receive this top recognition from Entrepreneur magazine for the third consecutive year,” said Brett Ponton, CEO and president of American Driveline and AAMCO Transmission, Inc. “With the hard work and dedication by our corporate team and franchisees, AAMCO has been able to uphold a positive brand reputation within the transmissions industry. As we continue our commitment to serving our customers with high quality service, we look forward to the growth that 2017 will bring the brand.”

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AAMCO Franchise Named One Of 2017's Top Franchises By America's Best Franchises

AAMCO Transmissions, Inc. (“AAMCO”), franchisor of the world’s largest branded chain of transmission specialists and an industry leader in total car care services, announced today it was named one of the 2017 Top 100 Franchises by America’s Best Franchises.

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“We are very proud to be part of this ranking and delighted to see our efforts translate into high praise from the industry,” said Brett Ponton, CEO and president of American Driveline and AAMCO Transmission, Inc. “We have made great strides in perfecting our business model to better serve customers and franchisees alike, and are carrying over the momentum to drive further growth and success in the year ahead.”

 

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AAMCO Franchise Celebrates Significant Growth And Operational Milestones In 2016

AAMCO, the world's largest chain of transmission specialists and leader in total car care, announced today it experienced a strong year for franchise development receiving 68 deposits for new centers and opening of 21 AAMCO service centers nationwide. In December, the company also reported double-digit growth in total car care sales. Last year, AAMCO formed new partnerships with companies like Autopoint and Salesforce in order to further increase sales, build customer relationships and bring a brand new suite of tools to its franchisees and customers, including a new consumer finance platform and new point of sale (POS) system.aamco_logo

“It was an incredible year for AAMCO’s growth and development, which has set a positive tone for 2017 and beyond,” said Brett Ponton, president and chief executive officer of AAMCO. “As a result of our efforts, the brand has gained market share in the total car care segment and our reputation as an industry leader continues to rise. We look forward to working with our franchisees to continue providing customers with exceptional service and building upon last year’s tremendous success.”

In addition to the brand’s expansion, last year, AAMCO launched a variety of new tools to help franchisees increase their revenue and seamlessly monitor, analyze and manage their businesses. A new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) program was launched in September to help strengthen customer lifetime value and loyalty systemwide. The automotive brand also adopted a new POS system, launching in 2017, to provide greater transparency for local shop owners, as well as two new consumer finance technology platform options, which allow customers in need of financial assistance for their automotive repairs to submit one credit application to access multiple lenders and thus maximize loan approval rates.

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AAMCO Franchise Expands Georgia Footprint With the Opening of First Hiram Service Center

AAMCO announced today it has expanded in Georgia with the opening of its first location in Hiram. The new auto repair shop is located at 5575 Wendy Bagwell Parkway and features transmission, auto repair and fleet services. AAMCO of Hiram marks the brand’s 27th location in Georgia, and is owned and operated by local resident and first-time franchisee Mohamed Moutassim.

AAMCO Hiram, GA

AAMCO Hiram, GA

“I am thrilled to bring AAMCO to the Hiram community,” said Moutassim. “With the tools and guidance provided by AAMCO, I look forward to providing excellent customer service and positive experiences for local residents for many years to come.”

AAMCO Hiram, GA

AAMCO Hiram, GA

Prior to purchasing his first franchise, Moutassim served as a senior sales associate at AutoNation for more than 12 years. In addition to his automotive industry experience, the entrepreneur held various sales positions in the electronics and cosmetics industries, which instilled him with a strong passion for customer service.

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