Auto/Mate Dealership Systems, a dealership management system software company, will open a new office in Chandler, Ariz., late in the second quarter.
Auto/Mate said its expansion to the West Coast is in response to the rapid growth it has experienced since a planned acquisition by CDK Global fell through in March 2018. Since that announcement, dealers’ demand for Auto/Mate's dealership management system has resulted in double-digit growth in new orders and installations, the company said.
Mike Esposito, president and chief executive officer of Auto/Mate, said in a press release that although the company had a record year, it will continue to grow in a controlled manner.
“That said, we’re already in 49 states, and with increased demand in the Midwestern and Western regions, it’s time we had a presence there,” Esposito said.
The West Coast location will allow Auto/Mate to gain access to Arizona’s talent pool. The company will staff the Chandler office primarily with customer support and installation teams, and Auto/Mate anticipates hiring 15 to 20 people by the end of the year. At least seven employees at the Albany, N.Y., office have volunteered to transfer to Arizona.
In New York's capital region, Auto/Mate has been recognized as a "Best Place to Work" nine years straight, and a "Top Workplace" eight years in a row.