Mighty Auto Parts Franchise History
Trusted for More Than 55 Years
Mighty Auto Parts – originally founded in 1963 as M-T-Y (Manufacturer-To-You) – started out as a network of local and regional suppliers to the automotive service industry. From the beginning, Mighty has offered the industry a direct sourcing model for preventive maintenance, common use auto parts, shop supplies, oil, chemicals, and lubricants for vehicles.
In 1970, Mighty employed the franchising model, recruiting independent owners for growth and expansion.
In 1993, automotive-related service companies began adding Mighty franchises to their company portfolio to complement their existing operations with the expertise and efficiency of our business model. In 2009, Mighty began to expand internationally.
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How Far We’ve Come
Over the years, Mighty has been recognized as a top franchise by The Wall Street Journal, Franchise Business Review, and The Atlanta Business Chronicle, just to name a few. We are also consistently recognized by National Oil & Lube News magazine as one of the top brands in the industry.
Today, Mighty supports a nationwide network of franchises and company operations located in 44 states serving more than 15,000 automotive service facilities. Headquartered just outside of Atlanta in Norcross, Georgia, Mighty also supports operations in Canada, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Guatemala, and Puerto Rico. Our automotive franchises – consisting of individual business owners, tire dealers, quick service specialists, car dealerships, and automotive-related distributors – operate specialty wholesale distribution warehouses in exclusive, protected territories.
55 years in the industry has taught us a lot. Take a look at our time-tested business model.