Speedemissions Inc., an Atlanta-based vehicle emissions testing and safety inspections company, has acquired five vehicle emission testing facilities in Atlanta from Auto Emissions Express. The transaction increases Speedemissions’ presence in its home market to 19 locations, making it the No.-2 vehicle emission test-only chain in the region.
President and CEO Rich Parlontieri said that purchasing these locations underscores his company’s commitment to expanding its existing business by making strategic acquisitions. It also dovetails with Speedemissions’ efforts to expanding its business by selling franchises and providing an emissions repair business segment.
Speedemissions also operates emissions testing and safety inspection shops in Houston, St. Louis and Salt Lake City.
In related news, the company has released a new version of its CARbonga technology. CARbongaBT is an application that, along with a new bluetooth device, gives drivers a “x-ray” of their vehicle’s emissions and safety codes. In addition to operating the app, the bluetooth device has driver evaluation, vehicle maintenance and fuel economy provisions.
Delivery of the product will begin in early 2013 and retail for $69.99. It will be available for purchase at CARbonga.com, Speedemissions.com and in Speedemissions testing facilities. The CARbongaBT app sells for $4.99.
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