Automotive Compliance Consultants — listed among the published by SubPrime Auto Finance News as well as the published in AuSM — has a new owner, according to a news release distributed on Tuesday.
KPA Services, a provider of environmental health and safety (EHS), HR management, and F&I technology-enabled services and software as a service (SaaS) solutions, announced the acquisition of Automotive Compliance Consultants (ACC), which provides a comprehensive dealership compliance program combining software and in-person consulting, with an emphasis on F&I, privacy, fair lending, and EHS compliance.
KPA has more than 30 years of experience working with multiple industries, including dealerships, collision/repair, manufacturing, insurance brokers, distribution, food and beverage, and transportation to provide EHS, HR management and F&I solutions. KPA provides clients with online, onsite and on-call resources to effectively train staff; protect assets, reduce losses and avoid penalties; enhance HR workflow; and achieve environmental, safety and HR compliance.
The companies highlighted ACC’s extensive dealership F&I expertise and client base coupled with KPA’s 6,000 dealership clients, creates an organization with compliance and workflow solutions for the dealership market.
Officials explained the combined company can provide clients with the benefits of an expanded team of over 100 EHS, F&I and HR field experts located throughout the U.S., who bring an average of more than 15 years of regulatory experience. This knowledge base is designed to complement the combined company’s online dashboards, SaaS-based data analytics solutions and closed-loop audit processes.
“ACC and KPA share the vision and expertise to deliver effective dealership compliance solutions,” KPA chief executive officer Vane Clayton said. “We focus on a variety of industries but we built our business on the automotive dealership market and feel we now have a national F&I compliance team and enhanced solution to increase the value we bring to our large dealer client base, with a comprehensive compliance solution.”
Automotive Compliance Consultants president and CEO Terry Dortch added, “Joining forces with the KPA team is a great move forward for ACC.
“Our vision has always been to provide a turnkey compliance solution for dealerships. The additional expertise, content and development resources that KPA brings will result in an unmatched compliance program for the dealership client,” Dortch went on to say.