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AkzoNobel Expands Distribution in Canada

AkzoNobel Car Refinishes North America and Speedy Automotive Ltd. have entered into a distribution partnership in the Newfoundland and Labrador area, expanding AkzoNobel’s distribution in Atlantic Canada.

Speedy Automotive Ltd. is one of the largest suppliers of aftermarket auto parts and accessories for mechanical and collision repair throughout the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador. This distributor will expand its offerings to the collision repair segment with the addition of the AkzoNobel Sikkens, Lesonal and U-Tech brands.

Speedy Automotive’s headquarters are based in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, and four additional locations are located throughout the province in Stephenville, Port Aux Basques, St. John’s, and Carbonear.

"Our alliance will enable us to grow our existing business and to develop relationships with new car and commercial collision repair customers,” said Ron Gunson, president of Speedy Automotive Ltd.

"Speedy Automotive’s long history of delivering exceptional products and customer service are right in step with our values, and we look forward to working together to serve and grow the market in the Newfoundland area," said Doug Holmberg, director of sales for AkzoNobel Car Refinishes North America.

For more information, visit www.carrefinishes.com.

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