Composites to Coatings: Composites Canada expands into specialty coatings with the purchases The Paint Company

Brantford, Ontario — Ontario-based Composites Canada expands into the specialty coatings division with the acquisition of The Paint Company, a U.S. based business, which specializes in painting and coatings projects. As of July 7, 2021,  Composites Canada is running a high-end specialty coatings division from an additional production and shipping facility located in Brantford, Ontario.   “With products […]

Advancing ADAS: Magna purchasing auto safety technology company for US$3.8-billion in pursuit to lead in smart cars

Aurora, Ontario — Magna International Inc. is purchasing automotive safety technology company Veoneer to reach its goal of becoming a leader in smart car technology, the company announced Thursday.  Magna will reportedly acquire the Swedish company for US$3.8-billion.  “The acquisition builds on Magna’s strengths and positions the company’s advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) business as […]

Snap-on to acquire Car-O-Liner

Snap-on's acquisition of Car-O-Liner is expected to complete within 30 days.

Kenosha, Wisconsin — October 17, 2016 — Snap-on has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Car-O-Liner for approximately $155 million USD in cash. Car-O-Liner’s global headquarters are in Gothenburg, Sweden. The company has trailing 12 month sales of approximately $95 million. The transaction is expected to close within 30 days, subject […]

Uni-Select acquires Guelph Paint and Bumper, will rebrand as FinishMaster

Guelph Paint and Bumper Supplies has been acquired by Uni-Select and will be rebranded as a FinishMaster Canada location.

Boucherville, Québec — October 6, 2016 — Uni-Select has acquired the assets of Guelph Paint and Bumper Supplies via its subsidiary FinishMaster Canada. “We are very pleased to welcome Guelph Paint and Bumper to our team. They are well-respected in their local market and are a great addition to our Canadian FinishMaster stores,” said Michel […]

Vehicle Service Group expands product portfolio with acquisition of Ravaglioli

Vehicle Service Group has announced the acquisition Ravaglioli, a manufacturer of lifts, tire changers and other automotive equipment. Ravaglioli is headquartered in Italy.

Madison, Indiana — October 4, 2016 — Vehicle Service Group (VSG) has acquired the Ravaglioli S.p.A. Group. The Ravaglioli S.p.A. Group is headquartered in Italy and manufactures lifts, wheel service equipment and diagnostic equipment for passenger and commercial vehicles. “We are delighted to welcome the Ravaglioli team to VSG. Ravaglioli’s leading products and history of […]

Boyd Group acquires Craftmaster Auto Body

Boyd Group acquires Craftmaster Auto Body

Winnipeg, Manitoba — January 5, 2015 The Boyd Group has added six new locations in Florida through the acquisition of a full-service auto collision repair service provider in the Melbourne area. Boyd Group is North America’s largest multi-shop operator in terms of number of locations. Boyd Group has announced that a wholly owned subsidiary of […]

Boyd Group opens new facility in Georgia

Boyd Group opens new facility in Georgia

Winnipeg, Manitoba — November 28, 2014 The Boyd Group has announced the opening of a collision repair centre, located thirty miles north of Atlanta, in Woodstock, Georgia. The location previously operated under the name Towne Lake Collision and has approximately 10,100 sq. ft. of production space. “This new centre further expands our presence in the […]