Uni-Select Inc. has announced the acquisition of substantially all the assets of Guelph Paint and Bumper Supplies Inc. by FinishMaster Canada, Inc., a subsidiary of the corporation. Guelph Paint and Bumper is a leading distributor of auto body supplies, automotive paint refinish and related products in Guelph, Ontario.
This acquisition broadens Uni-Select’s presence in the Ontario market. This location will be re-branded to the 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 of its current customers. AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company, and FinishMaster Canada currently supports the manufacturer in numerous locations across Canada.
“We are very pleased to welcome Guelph Paint and Bumper to our team,” said Michel Charbonneau, vice president of Sales and Marketing, PBE division, Uni-Select Canada. “They are well-respected in their local market and are a great addition to our Canadian FinishMaster stores.”
Henry Buckley, president and CEO of Uni-Select Inc., added, “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.”