Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52.21 - Service activities incidental to land transportation

1,300 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
8 October 2004
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The AA (Automobile Association) is to close three businesses, including its 122-strong chain of service centres; the three units employ about 1,300 people. The move comes a week after private equity firms CVC and Permira completed their £1.75 billion acquisition of the motoring services group from Centrica, although the AA said the closures had been planned for some time. About 50 service centres will be transferred to Nationwide Autocentres along with 400 employees, but the remaining sites will be closed. The AA is also shutting down its mobile tyre fitting operation, Tyre Fit, and its vehicle inspections operation.


  • 9 October 2004: The Guardian


Eurofound (2004), Automobile Association, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 60636, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/60636.