Clifford Thames Ltd can announce, with immediate effect, an acquisition which drives their portfolio of solutions deeper across the automotive aftermarket globally. 


Lead by Chief Financial Officer Richard West, Clifford Thames are now 100% shareholders of the German based company AC AutoConsult GmbH who have long standing contracts across the tyre industry, with players such as Goodyear, Dunlop and other OEMs. AutoConsult provides the market leading order platform, “Tire Engine” amongst other activities and services in tyre marketing. 

After successfully collaborating with AC AutoConsult GmbH for some years, Clifford Thames identifies value and potential in both the AutoConsult brand and it’s unique product portfolio. This acquisition will not only allow for those products to be rolled out globally, but also offers possible synergies between the AC Autoconsult portfolio and Clifford Thames’ other products, thus widening the scope of our offer to customers. 

Mr Ebner, former owner of AC AutoConsult, founded the organization 18 years ago and has established relationships with Ford, BMW, Mercedes, Toyota and Volvo as well as other vehicle manufacturers and OEMs. 

The acquisition of AC AutoConsult by Clifford Thames allows our innovative work to be promoted further by experienced automotive experts globally and provides a safe environment for the future of my former company and – for me at least equally important - a great future for my staff - without their commitment and hard work over the years we would not have been able to establish our Tire Engine and all the other services in the German market. Given the global footprint of Clifford Thames I can see great opportunities to expand the services throughout other markets. It’s been a pleasure working alongside Clifford Thames for many years now and I have no doubt that AC AutoConsult and Clifford Thames are a perfect fit not only in their products but also in the common approach to deliver perfect services to our customers.
— Mr Ebner, former owner of AC AutoConsult

Mr Ebner will work closely with Clifford Thames in a consultative capacity during the transition and handover phase. 

Christoph Zimmermann and I have enjoyed working with AC Autoconsult for some time now and we both came to the conclusion that it would be a great strategic fit with plans for further growth for CT and expanding our customer base. Working with Mr Ebner has been very straightforward and I am more than confident that this acquisition is a great addition to Clifford Thames.
— Peter Lichtner, Managing Director Clifford Thames GmbH

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