CHARLOTTE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Driven Brands Car Wash US announced the acquisition of Shine Factory Express Car Wash located in Greeneville, North Carolina has been completed. With this acquisition, Driven Brands Car Wash US grows to 8 locations in North Carolina since entering the state in 2019.
Driven Brands Car Wash US President Gabe Mendoza said, “Shine Factory is an excellent car wash business with a strong customer base in a growing community, so it was clear to us that this acquisition would be a great addition to our network of washes in North Carolina. Welcome Shine Factory team!”
Car Wash US first arrived in North Carolina in 2019, with the acquisition of seven TLC Xpress Car Wash locations in the Fayetteville Metro Area. TLC Xpress has since been rebranded to Car Wash USA Express, Driven Brands’ flagship car wash business with over 100 locations throughout the country.
Shine Factory owner Michael Rushing shared, “If I could say one thing about Driven Brands’ acquisition of Shine Factory Express Car Wash LLC, it’s that everything ran smoothly from negotiations to the conclusion of the sale. After putting in five years of permitting, building, and helping manage Shine Factory, I would only want a top-notch organization such as Driven Brands Car Wash US handling our baby. As we pass the torch, we are excited that the community of Greenville, North Carolina will be well served by such a high-level organization.”
About Driven Brands Car Wash
Driven Brands Car Wash is the world’s largest local car wash, cleaning more than 40 million cars a year. Driven Brands entered the car wash industry in 2020 with the acquisition of International Car Wash Group. It operates over 900 locations in 14 countries across US, Europe and Australia, with over 200 US venues. The Company was founded in Germany in 1965 under the IMO brand, the name still used at its non-US locations.
Driven Brands Car Wash US operates under the Car Wash USA Express, Goo-Goo Express Wash, Supersonic Car Wash, The Wash Factory, and Mister B’s brands. It aims to be the partner of choice for employees and all car wash operators potentially interested in joining the Driven Brands Car Wash family.
About Driven Brands
Driven Brands™, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is the largest automotive services company in North America, providing a range of consumer and commercial automotive needs, including paint, collision, glass, vehicle repair, oil change, maintenance and car wash. Driven Brands is the parent company of some of North America’s leading automotive service businesses including Take 5 Oil Change®, Meineke Car Care Centers®, Maaco®, 1-800-Radiator & A/C®, and CARSTAR®. Driven Brands has more than 4,100 centers across 15 countries, and combined, all businesses generate over $3 billion in system-wide sales and service over 50 million vehicles annually. For more information, visit drivenbrands.com.