SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — Kauffman Tire Inc. is selling its retail business — 69 stores in Florida and Georgia — to Mavis Discount Tire in order to concentrate on its wholesale business, estimated to be among the 10 largest in the U.S.
The deal expands Millwood, N.Y.-based Mavis Discount Tire's reach to 400 retail stores in seven states.
No financial details were released.
"We've admired Kauffman Tire for years. It's a strong operator with a great reputation and complimentary offerings in a new geography for Mavis," said David Sorbaro, Mavis' co-CEO.
"We're very excited to welcome the Kauffman Tire stores into the Mavis family and look forward to building a significant retail presence in the Southeast."
Mavis goes to market with six retail brands. The others are Mavis Discount Tire, STS Tire, Suburban Discount Tire, Cole Muffler Brake and Weldon Tire.