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AutoNation company is a retail automotive corporation that engages in selling new and used vehicles, parts, and services. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, AutoNation has more than 360 franchises which sell over 32 different makes of vehicles with the company owning 34 dealerships.
AutoNation was established in 1996 by a former CEO of Blockbuster Video, H. Wayne Huizenga who wanted to start an organization that would distribute cars like McDonald's distributes hamburgers.
Since its foundation it has acquired various other car companies including American Honda Motor Co., Ltd; Royal Automobile Group (2011); O'Brien (2013); Penske (2014); European Motors (2015) as well as opening its own dealerships across USA - AutoNation USA (2014).
AutoNation has recently expanded into the Philippines (2016), Poland (2016) and Mexico (2017) with intentions to open more dealerships in Europe, Asia and Australia.