Monday, 08 September 2014 17:00

ABRA Auto Body & Glass Acquires USA Collision Centers

ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, continued its nationwide expansion with the announcement it had acquired USA Collision Centers in Harrison, West Chester, and Cincinnati, Ohio. The news received on Sept. 5 follows ABRA’s initial entry into the state in June 2014. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The recent growth in Ohio is part of the company’s aggressive and ongoing strategy to increase its national footprint. ABRA is one of the collision industry’s largest and most-respected multi shop repair operators in the country. It uses an operational excellence philosophy that significantly improves its operating metrics, distinguishing it from competitors and making it a preferred option for insurance carriers and vehicle owners. As of September 2014, ABRA’s portfolio stands at 243 repair centers in 19 states.

“The acquisition of USA Collision Centers represents a fantastic opportunity to expand our presence in Ohio and continue building on the extraordinary success we’ve achieved in the region,” said Duane Rouse, ABRA’s president and chief executive officer. “The market is thriving and our entire team is excited to show our customers and insurance partners ABRA’s operational excellence philosophy and innovative service model.”

Joseph Sanfillipo, Jr., founder and co-owner of USA Collision Centers, embraces the acquisition on Sept. 5 and underscores the importance ABRA will have on the community. “I have complete confidence ABRA will continue the legacy my family and I have built over the years. There is no doubt our employees will flourish and our customers will receive the highest quality repairs and superior service they’ve come to expect.”