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FinishMaster Canada announces the acquisition of Spectrum Coatings

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 08:00
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Uni-Select Inc. announced the acquisition of substantially all the assets of T-W Pike Sales Ltd., doing business as Spectrum Coatings by FinishMaster Canada, a subsidiary of Uni-Select.

Founded in 1976, Spectrum is a distributor of automotive and industrial paint operating out of Manitoba with 17 sales and service professionals active in three locations and a training center. The three stores are respectively located in Winnipeg, Brandon and Winkler and the training center is also located in Winnipeg.

Spectrum has built strong customer relationships with many small, medium and large automotive and industrial companies, helping them develop into industry leaders. Spectrum's team is fully trained on the industry's best practices, which Spectrum's customers use in their shops to get the best finishes and service, the company said. This allows Spectrum to advise its customers on how to implement the highest application and service standards.

"We are thrilled to add this experienced team to the Canadian FinishMaster family. They have developed and maintained strong partnerships with customers and are well-recognized in their markets." stated Michel Charbonneau, Vice President Sales and Marketing, PBE division, Uni-Select Canada. 

"We are extremely pleased to welcome Spectrum to our growing FinishMaster and Uni-Select family in Canada. These Manitoba stores are a very nice addition to our growing corporate store network in Canada and represent an opportunity to expand the brand's presence nationally and grow in a key market." added Brent Windom, President and Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Automotive Group.

About Uni-Select
Uni-Select is a leader in the distribution of automotive refinish and industrial paint and related products in North America, as well as a leader in the automotive aftermarket parts business in Canada and in the UK. Uni‑Select is headquartered in Boucherville, Québec, Canada, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol UNS.

In Canada, Uni-Select supports over 16,000 automotive repair and collision repair shops through a growing national network of more than 1,100 independent customers and over 60 corporate stores, many of which operate under the Uni-Select BUMPER TO BUMPER®, AUTO PARTS PLUS® AND FINISHMASTER® store banner programs. It also supports over 3,900 shops and stores through its automotive repair/installer shop banners, as well as through its automotive refinish banners.

In the United States, Uni-Select, through its wholly-owned subsidiary FinishMaster, Inc., operates a national network of over 210 automotive refinish corporate stores under the FINISHMASTER banner which services a network of over 30,000 customers annually, of which it is the primary supplier to over 6,000 collision repair centre customers.

In the UK and Ireland, Uni-Select, through its Parts Alliance group of subsidiaries, is a leading distributor of automotive parts supporting over 23,000 customer accounts with a network of close to 200 locations including over 170 corporate stores.

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