Car dealers: Group 1 Automotive (GPI) (1995)

Group 1 Automotive Inc. (NYSE: GPI) was founded in 1995 and IPO in 1997. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, USA, with 12,750 full-time employees, it is an automotive retail company as of December 31, 2015 In Japan, the car group owns and operates 199 franchise stores, 152 car dealers, and 35 collision centers for 32 car brands.

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Group 1 Automotive (GPI):

Group 1 Automotive, Inc. sells various automotive products and services through its subsidiaries, including new cars, used cars, light trucks, auto financing, services, insurance contracts, auto maintenance and repair services, and auto parts sales. A group of automotive companies owns and operates 152 car dealers, 199 franchised stores, and 35 collision repair centers in the United States, the United Kingdom, Brazil and other places, and can provide car services of 32 different brands.

As of 2013, Group 1 Automotive is the third largest auto retailer in the United States, led by former Ford executive Earl J. Hesterberg.

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