ATD Buys California’s Am-Pac Tire Distributors - Tire Review Magazine

ATD Buys California’s Am-Pac Tire Distributors

American Tire Distributors Inc. announced this afternoon that it has purchased Simi Valley, Calif.-based Am-Pac Tire Distributors Inc.

Am-Pac is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based Itochu Corp. Terms of the deal were not announced.

Both Am-Pac and ATD are member distributors of American Car Care Centers; it is not know what this deal will mean to the structure of the 1,100-dealer marketing group. ATD became an ACCC member distributor in September 2004 with its purchase of then ACCC member Target Tire.

Am-Pac also runs its own Tire Pros associate dealer program, which has approximately 300 member dealers. Some 90 of those member dealers are affiliated wholesalers for Am-Pac.

The deal gives ATD some 100 distributor centers across 36 states, adding to its already vast distribution empire.

“By combining the resources of these two organizations, American Tire Distributors will be better positioned to service our customers,” said Dick Johnson, ATD chairman and CEO. “We will have an unmatched breadth and depth of product, a strong offering of dealer marketing programs, and a distribution network that is without equal in our industry. All of these attributes will make us a better distribution partner for our dealers.” (Tire Review/Akron)

You May Also Like

VIP Tires & Service, Joe’s Tire Shop launch customer appreciation promotions

Promotions will be running through Aug. 21.


Joe’s Tire Shop and VIP Tires & Service hosted a customer appreciation event on July 10 in Waterbury, Connecticut. The event marked the start of promotions running through Aug. 21. The promotions include $50 off any service costing more than $100 and "Oil Changes for Education," where all proceeds from Valvoline oil changes, priced at $10, will be donated to Waterbury Public Schools. Diesel oil changes are not included in the promotion.

ASE to provide a testing and certification program for xEV high-voltage safety

Once the test is passed, the test-taker receives an electronic credential and a certificate.

BKT becomes member of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber’

GPSNR brings together natural rubber producers, traders, tire manufacturers and other industry partners to promote sustainable solutions.

OTR-tire-feature-– BKT-Earthmax-Sand-Pic-1400
PRT launches 28 new complete struts in North America

These products expand coverage to nearly 6 million vehicles.

Doran releases 360OTR tire monitoring system

The system can be integrated with telematics devices to provide off-vehicle communications of tire pressure and temperature data.

Other Posts
Akebono names new regional sales manager

Erick Kinnunen joins Akebono with more than 40 years of experience in aftermarket sales, training and management.

TEXA runs car diagnostic tool promotion

The promotion is active through Aug. 31.

ATD opens regional distribution center in McDonough, Georgia

The new facility will support 22 distribution centers across Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

GRI expands footprint in South America

GRI said its goal is not just to sell specialty tires, but to contribute to the region’s growth through its focus on sustainability.