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 Charbonneau, Vice President Sales and Marketing, PBE division, Uni-Select Canada.

Guelph Paint and Bumper distributes autobody supplies, automotive refinish supplies and related products in Guelph, Ontario. The acquisition broadens Uni-Select’s presence in the Ontario market. FinishMaster is a long-standing and well-known name in the US, but it is only recently that Uni-Select has brought the brand to Canada. For more on this, please see “FinishMaster launches Canadian brand in style with Scarborough open house.”

According to a statement from Uni-Select, the location will be re-branded to its FinishMaster brand in the coming weeks. Guelph Paint and Bumper, as FinishMaster, will continue to support the AkzoNobel product line and deliver service to all its current customers. FinishMaster Canada currently supports the AkzoNobel product lines in numerous locations across Canada.

“This acquisition is in-line with our strategy to open or convert additional Canadian stores under the FinishMaster brand. Furthermore, it increases our presence in the important Ontario market. We are exceptionally pleased to add this team to our growing FinishMaster and Uni-Select family in Canada,” said Henry Buckley, President and Chief Executive Officer of Uni-Select.

For more information, please visit uniselect.com.


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