ASA International Ltd. enters the tire
industry with the purchase of ASCO, the leading supplier of software to tire dealers.
ASA acquires Computers Northwest (CNW)
of Seattle. CNW is the producer of TRIMS.
ASA buys Progressive Computers of Kirkland, WA.
Progressive’s product TirePro was designed by one
of the authors of TRIMS. (Progressive Computers
spun off from CNW in 1987.)
ASA begins talks with the owner of Idaho-based
Quality Design Systems (QDS), the producer of TireMaster. This acquisition falls through when Bandag makes an offer QDS can’t refuse.
ASA reaches a licensing agreement with Bandag
to sell TireMaster. The deal provides ASA with TreadX, a Windows-based product to market to smaller businesses.
ASA purchases TireMaster from Bandag.
During Bandag’s ownership, significant TireMaster
development occurred, including national account
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC (BATO)
selects ASA as the software provider for their
North American retail dealers. Under this agreement,
TireMaster is packaged with various interfaces and
add-on modules and is sold to Bridgestone dealers under
the name CornerStone powered by ASA. A pair of ASA products are rebranded. TreadX becomes TireMaster Enterprise and the TireMaster multi-store application becomes TireMaster Corporate. The single-store
programs, with and without a general ledger, retain
the names TireMaster and TireMaster Point of Sale.
ASA Tire Systems, Inc. changes its name to ASA
Automotive Systems LLC, because the business focus
has evolved to offering software and services to
automotive shops in addition to tire dealers.
Constellation Software of Toronto, Canada purchases
ASA Automotive Systems. After the acquisition, ASA is assigned to the operating division FOG Software Group, which is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois.
ASA releases G4 POS, a quoting and estimating
application that can be used by both mobile
devices and PCs.
ASA launches TireMaster GTX, the premier 'all-in-one'
business software with centralized accounting, localized POS, and in-depth reporting tools, developed
especially for multi-site tire and auto service centers.