Color Compass acquires WD Co-Auto’s PBE Division

By CRM staff

Toronto, Ontario — March 4, 2019 –- Color Compass Corporation, a paint, body, and equipment distributor in Western Canada has acquired WD Co-Auto’s Paint, Body, and Equipment sales division.

WD Co-Auto’s PBE Division is based in Edmonton, Alberta and serves more than 80 independent and member-dealer bodyshop customers across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.  As part of the transaction, Color Compass will now become WD Co-Auto’s preferred and exclusive supplier of body shop supplies.

“This partnership will ensure our customers receive the best service, brands, and product selection available from a PBE supplier,” said president of WD Co-Auto Mike Reid. 

The transaction brings together almost 300 knowledgeable staff from both companies. “We are excited to welcome WD Co-Auto’s body shop customers and valued staff to the Color Compass organization,” said Gord Milford, president of Color Compass. 

Customers will now have access to the four-Color Compass training Universities, both of the leading inventory management systems, and access to the Color Compass branch network and delivery system from 14 locations throughout Western Canada.

“Customers, employees and vendors alike will have access to best-in-class resources, service and product selection across an expanded organization, and we look forward to continuing our many growth initiatives together going forward.”

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