DealerShop Acquires Total Tool

DealerShop, a Resilience Capital Partners portfolio company, has acquired Castleton, NY-based Total Tool, a distributor that sells and services a variety of automotive shop equipment in the Northeast. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. As a result of the transaction, DealerShop expects to accelerate its automotive equipment sales and service growth in Upstate New York, Vermont, Western Massachusetts and Connecticut.

According to DealerShop, the expertise of Total Tool builds on its own equipment offering by expanding into new products and includes such value-added services as expert installation, preventive maintenance, spare parts, training and equipment certifications.

“The talented and experienced Total Tool team has provided exceptional equipment distribution, maintenance and repair for 40 years,” said DealerShop President and CEO Bill Gryzenia. “We look forward to enhancing our full-service value for all customers by combining Total Tool with DealerShop’s wide array of dealership and collision center offerings.”

Bloomfield Hills, MI-based DealerShop is part of the Leader Auto Resources (LAR) family of companies, which is billed as the largest sourcing partner for franchised new vehicle dealerships in North America, serving over 2,000 dealerships and 270 collision centers across Canada and the United States.

The company offers a range of products and services, including high-volume and private-label products, direct products and services, equipment for the buildout or retrofit of new dealerships and collision centers, and training.

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