Toronto, Ontario -- February 26, 2014 -- Prime CarCare Group and NOVUS Glass have signed an agreement granting Prime CarCare Group master franchise rights for Canada.
Prime CarCare Group owns and operates the Speedy Auto Service and Minute Muffler and Brake brands. NOVUS Glass was founded in 1972 by Dr. Frank Werner, inventor of windshield repair. According to information from NOVUS Glass, the company has been awarded more U.S. Patents for windshield repair than the rest of the windshield repair industry combined. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of TCG International, based out of Burnaby, B.C.
Under the terms of the agreement, Prime CarCare Group will have the rights to establish NOVUS Glass franchise locations within the more than 130 Speedy Auto Service and Minute Muffler and Brake brands across Canada. The agreement also provides for the coordinated development of new standalone locations across the country and the continued support of existing NOVUS Glass franchise stores.
â€œThe arrangement with NOVUS Glass will allow us to leverage the strength of both companies by accelerating development and further driving operational efficiencies at the store and supply chain levels,â€ said David Lush, President and CEO of Prime CarCare Group. â€œOur opportunity for improved store performance and increased consumer service offering fits perfectly with the trend toward consolidation within the automotive aftermarket service industry.â€
Starting in March 2014, the two corporations will work closely to train new franchisees and integrate the NOVUS Glass repair and replacement service to Primeâ€™s existing franchise network.