Valvoline to expand U.S. quick-lube network by acquiring 27 service centers
Valvoline Inc., a leading worldwide supplier of premium branded lubricants and automotive services, announced plans to acquire 27 quick-lube locations that will expand its service center network across the U.S.
The company has signed a definitive agreement with Car Wash Partners, Inc. to purchase 27 Mister Oil Change Express® locations in seven states which will be rebranded as Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM (VIOC) centers. Of the 27 locations, 15 will be company-owned and operated and 12 will be VIOC franchise-owned and operated. The purchase will not include any car wash-related assets or operations.
This acquisition is expected to close before the end of the calendar year. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
“A core element of Valvoline’s business strategy is to continue to grow our industry-leading quick-lube network in both existing and new markets,” said Tony Puckett, senior vice president and president, Valvoline Quick Lubes. “Mister Oil Change Express presented both of our companies with an opportunity to play to our collective service strengths. Valvoline will purchase their quick-lube centers while they will continue to operate the car wash portion of their business. The footprint of these 27 centers, located in diverse markets across the country, also allows Valvoline to support our franchise partners to expand their existing store base much quicker than if they chose to build. We look forward to welcoming the approximately 260 Mister Oil Change Express team members into the Valvoline family.”
“Valvoline has a long history as a best-in-class operator within the quick-lube industry,” said John Lai, president and CEO, Mister Oil Change Express. “We share the same values about people and service, so it makes this a natural fit. We will continue to operate as close neighbors and trust Valvoline’s commitment to providing Mister Oil Change Express team members with new opportunities for career development and growth.”