Automotive Aftermarket Market Expansion: Titan International Acquires Carlstar Group LLC for $296M; KSI Auto Parts Strengthens Presence with Acquisition of Carolinas Auto Supply House (CASH)

Vantage Market Research

Mar 15, 2024

Titan International, Inc., a global leader in off-highway wheels, tires, and undercarriage products, has finalized the acquisition of Carlstar Group LLC for approximately 6 million. This strategic step is aimed at strengthening Titan's market position and expanding its product portfolio. Carlstar, one of the world's leading manufacturers and distributors of specialty tyres and wheels, brings significant new customer relationships to different end markets. Titan expects an increased growth opportunity due to Carlstar's expertise in the areas of outdoor power equipment, motor sports and high-speed trailers.

Titan's commitment to expanding and innovation in the automotive aftermarket sector is evident by this acquisition, which took place on February 29, 2024. Titan's earnings per share and operating margins are expected to be immediately increased by the transaction consisting of cash and stock in 2024. Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC served as the exclusive financial advisor to Titan for the acquisition.

KSI Auto Parts Strengthens Presence with Acquisition of Carolinas Auto Supply House (CASH)

With the acquisition of Carolinas Auto Supply House CASH in Charlotte, North Carolina, KSI Auto Parts continues to expand its footprint as one of the largest distributors of aftermarket collision repair parts.  CASH has a reputation throughout the region for its activities and is an important part of KSI's network since it was established in 1915. Under Scott Cameron's leadership, the Charlotte location will continue to provide a seamless service for existing and new customers.

John Mosunic has been appointed as KSI's new Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Chris Patti. In its 24 locations in 14 Eastern United States, Mosunic will lead the growth initiatives of KSI and enhance customer experiences. The acquisition of CASH is in line with KSI's strategy to expand its geographical coverage and offer exceptional aftersales solutions for a wide range of customers.

Automotive Aftermarket Market Outlook

The Automotive Aftermarket Market is poised for notable growth, projected to reach USD 728.3 billion by 2032, with a forecasted compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.65%. Due to the increasing adoption of electric vehicles, there is expected to be a growing demand for fuel in the Aftermarket segment. Moreover, the automotive sector is moving towards eCommerce and digital platforms as online retail channels become increasingly important in terms of purchasing car parts and accessories.

Key players such as 3M Company, Continental AG, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, and Delphi Automotive PLC are actively driving market expansion through strategic mergers and acquisitions, aiming to strengthen their global presence and meet evolving consumer demands.

Automotive Aftermarket Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report by Replacement Parts (Tire, Battery, Brake Parts, Filters, Body parts, Lighting & Electronic Components, Wheels, Exhaust components, Turbochargers, Others) by Distribution Channel (Retailers, Wholesalers & Distributors) by Service Channel (DIY (Do it Yourself), DIFM (Do it for Me), OE (Delegating to OEM’s)) by Certification (Genuine Parts, Certified Parts, Uncertified Parts) by Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa) - Global Industry Assessment (2018 - 2023) & Forecast (2024 - 2032)