Driven Brands Buys Automotive Training Institute

Driven Brands has acquired the Automotive Training Institute (ATI), a provider of automotive management coaching and training to independent auto repair and collision repair shop owners. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

According to a Nov. 19 ATI announcement, it will continue to operate as ATI with its headquarters in Linthicum, MD. “Members can expect business as usual” but with the addition of access to Driven Brands’ industry resources, ATI stated.

“With Driven Brands as our new partner, ATI is positioned for unbelievable growth,” the announcement reads. “We know the ultimate value of ATI is the relationships and benefits we provide our members. We will never lose sight of that. All of us at ATI are excited and positive about the future with our new partner.

“We see this as a significant opportunity that provides ATI with resources, global buying power and industry reach, positioning us to even better serve our members.”

Charlotte-based Driven Brands is the parent company to Carstar, Meineke, Take 5 Oil Change, ABRA, MAACO and Econo Lube N’ Tune shops, as well as 1-800 Radiator locations, to name a few.