ABRA Announces Chicago Acquisition Of Auto Werks Of Northbrook

by Tom Zoebelein - Mon, Oct 6, 2014 2:42 PM

AutoBody-Review.com customer ABRA Auto body and Glass announced more expansion into the Chicago and Illinois collision repair market with the recent acquisition of Auto Werks of Northbrook, Inc. 

Auto Werks operated a massive 50,000 square foot stat of the art auto body repair facility in Northbrook, IL that was designed simply to exceed the expectations of their customers.

The Northbrook facility features a luxurious customer waiting area and lounge with free wi-fi and internet workstations, even a coffee bar and children's play area.

ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, has an aggressive strategy to increase its national footprint. With the acquisition of Auto Werks, ABRA continues its growth throughout Illinois and specifically the Chicago area. ABRA has completed several other Chicago area acquisitions  in the last few months.

Duane Rouse, ABRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer says the company’s growth and success is simply a reflection of industry experience, superior processes and a commitment to quality. “We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished and the track record we’ve built since entering the [Chicago] market a few months ago,” he said. “We’re excited to expand our presence further and look forward to more growth in the future.”

Fueling ABRA’s growth is a philosophy of operational excellence that significantly improves ABRA’s operating metrics, distinguishing it from competitors and making it a preferred option for insurance carriers and vehicle owners. ABRA’s national footprint now includes 245 repair centers covering 19 states.

Tim Adelmann, ABRA’s Executive Vice President of Business Development acknowledges the increasing demands and expectations of multi shop repair operators from insurance partners and vehicle owners. “Offering our customers more options while maintaining our superior processes and operational excellence is what ABRA is all about. We have lots of momentum and are delighted to be expanding in the region.”

ABRA’s expansion will continue over the next several years as part of its aggressive national growth strategy.  ABRA is actively seeking new auto body repair center acquisition opportunities and integrate them into its industry-leading operating system.

Since their beginning in 1984 from their headquarters in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, ABRA has grown to become a leading provider of auto body repair services with an emphasis in collision repair, paintless dent removal, and auto glass repair and replacement. ABRA’s mission is to be the best auto body and glass company in America by providing quality repairs, in a timely manner, with friendly, helpful service.