May 26, 2022—Valvoline has announced the purchase of an outstanding 50 percent interest from its former partner regarding a VCA Solutions joint venture.
According to a press release, the purchase was finalized and effective May 1. VCA Solutions is an automotive batteries and battery testing equipment distributor.
Through this acquisition of VCA, Valvoline is able to equip its store locations with what they need to go beyond oil changes by offering more battery care for their customer's cars.
"Batteries play a critical role in vehicle reliability both in vehicles today and in the future," said Jamal Muashsher, president, Global Products in the press release. "Automotive installers, including VIOC service centers, have a continuous need to service consumers' vehicles beyond oil changes. The acquisition of VCA Solutions adds to our robust offering of preventive maintenance products and solutions designed to meet our customers' needs."
VCA Solutions was established in 2019 between Valvoline and Club Assist. Club Assist is a global supplier of automotive lead-acid and AGM batteries. In the past, Valvoline had 50 percent ownership in VCA. Through this new acquisition, Valvoline will now oversee operations.
"VCA Solutions will continue to support and grow the superior standard of Valvoline products and offerings," says Chris Eckert, general manager, head of VCA Business in the press release. "We will operate at the same high level of service as we did before. The VCA Solutions team is thrilled to fully join Valvoline, a business that is aligned with the quality-focused culture we pride ourselves on."
Nearly 1,300 Valvoline Instant Oil Change locations use VCA for their battery solutions.