ATR is the oldest, most successful and one of the largest trade cooperations for automotive spare parts in the world. It also devises and develops workshop concepts and trade systems in Germany and internationally.
ATR staff (Stuttgart)
staff at shareholders
bn sales turnover (2019)
in more than 20 product groups
national and international
workshop concept partners
Five German companies of the independent car parts trade establish Auto-Teile-Ring GmbH.
ATR launches the first issue of the workshop magazine blinklicht.
Groupe Laurent becomes the first international shareholder of ATR.
The private brand Cartechnic is launched on the market. Today Cartechnic products are available in many countries.
Launch of the national full service workshop concept Meisterhaft.
Start of expansion
Foundation of ATR International AG with ten shareholders in eight countries.
Trainings for mechanics
Foundation of own training organisation ATR Akademie.
Trade and workshop
Launch of the national trade and workshop concept autoPARTNER.
AC AUTO CHECK
Launch of the national workshop concept AC AUTO CHECK.
Launch of the concept IPAS (International Preferred ATR Supplier) to bundle purchasing volumes.
ACC AUTO CHECK CENTER
Start of the international workshop concept ACC AUTO CHECK CENTER.
ATR International AG wins the first shareholder in the USA.
ATR SERVICE GmbH is founded to strengthen and expand the workshop concepts.
ATR welcomes the first shareholder in the Middle East.
The first company in Southern Africa becomes shareholder. ATR is now represented on five continents.
The first company in South America becomes shareholder.
ATR International AG wins the first shareholder in Central Asia.
ATR welcomes the first shareholder in North Africa.
Auto-Teile-Ring GmbH celebrates its 50th anniversary.
The first shareholder can be won in South East Asia.
ATR LatAm and APAC
Expansion of activities in Latin America (ATR LatAm) and the Asia Pacific region (ATR APAC) with the support of local business partners.
ATR is represented by 38 shareholders and 281 trading firms in 64 countries.