Hamilton, Ontario -- July 11, 2016 -- CARSTAR Canada has achieved a significant milestone. The network recently celebrated the opening of the 250th CARSTAR location in Canada.
“This really is a great occasion for the company,” says CARSTAR North America President, Michael Macaluso. “We began franchising in Canada over 20 years ago and since our first day in 1994 have been focused on providing consistent service and integrity across all locations; we owe our success to this philosophy.”
CARSTAR Digby, located in Digby, Nova Scotia, holds the distinct honour of being CARSTAR’s 250th location in Canada.
“In the last 18 months, we have grown from 180 to 250 locations serving the Canadian collision market which is quite remarkable," says Macaluso. "Today we are proud to provide our insurance partners and driving customers with a much more expansive service area from coast to coast.”
CARSTAR’s focus in Canada, and throughout all of North America, over the next three years, is to increase franchise partner profitability and to strengthen and continue growing their network of stores. In Canada, CARSTAR has a target of having 262 locations by the end of 2016.
Macaluso also expects CARSTAR North America to exceed 500 locations by mid-summer 2016. A statement from CARSTAR notes that this would position them as North America's largest network of collision centres.
For more information, please visit carstar.ca.