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Press release August 31, 2021

Certified Collision Group Announces Strategic Partnership with Elitek for Collision Repair Diagnostic Solutions

Certified Collision Group (CCG) announced a partnership with Elitek Vehicle Services, an LKQ Corporation company, to better serve the diagnostic needs of its more than 575 independent collision repair affiliates in 39 states.

“We are thrilled to expand our partnership with LKQ with the addition of Elitek,” said Marty Evans, CCG’s Chief Operating Officer. “This is yet another illustration of our unwavering commitment to OE Certified, proper repairs and empowering our independent affiliates with the best tools and solutions to deliver their industry-best service on behalf of the customer.  As CCG continues to grow, we do so on the shoulders

Press release June 22nd, 2021

LKQ Corporation expands its services business under a single brand name of Elitek Vehicle Services, featuring mobile and remote services in select locations.

Chicago, IL (June 22, 2021) — Since 2019, under the Elite Electronics and VeTech Automotive Electronics brands, LKQ’s diagnostic services business, now branded Elitek Vehicle Services (“Elitek”), has grown to become the largest independent provider of mobile, on-site vehicle services to automotive collision repairers, mechanical repairers, and national fleets in the U.S.

Effective today, Elitek is expanding its services beyond on-site mobile diagnostics and repair to also include remote automotive diagnostics and remote programming. Repair facilities can now call one company, Elitek, to service all their diagnostic service needs.

With the addition of Remote diagnostics, Elitek can provide shops with a seamless, end-to-end process and value proposition:

  • STEP #1 – Remote Diagnostics — Shop technicians can plug-in an OBDII device that remotely connects the vehicle to Elitek’s call center. The technician, with support from a centralized Elitek diagnostician, conducts the diagnostic scan(s), produces a scan report, enables remote programming where applicable, and invoices for the service.
  • STEP #2 – Mobile Diagnostics — If additional onsite services are required, including ADAS calibration or mechanical, Elitek’s mobile service can be deployed to complete the repair, using an array of OEM software, tools, and certified technicians.

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Press release May 25th, 2021

LKQ Corporation Acquires Green Bean Battery

CHICAGO, May 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LKQ Corporation (Nasdaq: LKQ), a leading provider of alternative and specialty parts to repair and accessorize automobiles and other vehicles, today announced that it has acquired the business and assets of Green Bean Battery, LLC (“Green Bean”). Founded in 2016, Green Bean is a hybrid battery reconditioner and installer, which has developed a proprietary hybrid battery reconditioning process that creates a more reliable battery while simultaneously extending its useful life. Green Bean acquires hybrid battery cores from multiple sources, including LKQ, and reconditions them at its state-of-the-art facilities across eight trading zones located throughout the United States. As a full-service provider, Green Bean installs its reconditioned batteries at its customers’ preferred locations in each of these trading zones where LKQ operates today. Green Bean currently reconditions batteries for hybrid vehicles manufactured by Toyota, Honda, General Motors, Lexus, and Nissan.

Justin Jude, President of North America Wholesale Operations of LKQ, stated, “This acquisition reinforces our ongoing commitment to expand our parts and services offerings to meet the demands and opportunities that arise from technological changes in the automobile industry. Battery reconditioning represents a natural extension of our current powertrain remanufacturing operations. In addition, Green Bean’s entrepreneurial history, proprietary technology and sustainably-focused products fit well with LKQ’s mission and culture, and we are proud to have them join our North American team.”

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

About LKQ Corporation LKQ Corporation (www.lkqcorp.com) is a leading provider of alternative and specialty parts to repair and accessorize automobiles and other vehicles. LKQ has operations in North America, Europe and Taiwan. LKQ offers its customers a broad range of OE recycled and aftermarket parts, replacement systems, components, equipment, and services to repair and accessorize automobiles, trucks, and recreational and performance vehicles.

Press release March 15th, 2021

LKQ Corporation and its Elitek® Vehicle Services division expand its mobile diagnostics footprint with the acquisition of Greenlight Automotive.

LKQ Corporation today announced that it is acquiring Greenlight Automotive (“Greenlight”), a Nebraska-based automotive mobile diagnostic services business. Initially, until all systems are converted, Greenlight will continue to operate under its current branding. By year end, Greenlight will officially migrate to Elitek® Vehicle Services (“Elitek”) branding.

Through Greenlight, Elitek continues to expand its national coverage to include the Lincoln and Omaha markets, with greater expansion to follow.

The Greenlight acquisition represents LKQ’s fourth acquisition in the automotive diagnostics space since it entered the automotive services arena in 2019. Since then, LKQ has experienced tremendous organic growth through its Elitek business, to become the largest U.S. provider of mobile, on-site vehicle services to automotive collision repairers, mechanical repairers, and national fleets.

Elitek provides a full array of repair solutions including diagnostics and calibration, re-flashing, programming, pre- and post-collision repair diagnostics, airbag replacements, theft and vandalism repair, frame replacements, air conditioning service, and other mechanical services.

Increasing vehicle technology leads to more complex repairs. Elitek partners with the repair community to repair and calibrate vehicle electronics including ADAS systems, thus becoming a trusted extension of the repair shop’s staff. Whether shop technicians are on vacation, or volume surges create additional staffing requirements, Elitek’s on-call service provides immediate expert support.

  • For more information on Elitek, visit the website at Elitekauto.com, or call 888-8-ELITEK.
  • Additional questions – Email Chris Shipman, Director – Mobile, Elitek Vehicle Services, at [email protected]