Uni-Select, Colonial Garage & Distributors ink strategic agreement

Uni-Pick Canada Inc. has entered into a strategic settlement with Colonial Garage & Distributors Restricted and its affiliated organizations (Colonial Group) that will see the Newfoundland centered organization become portion of the Bumper to Bumper network of independent firms.

The Colonial Group, a loved ones owned and operated company, proven just about 100 yrs back, has developed to turn out to be the biggest privately owned aftermarket automobile sections provider in Atlantic Canada, with 20 areas positioned in the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Colonial’s powerful track record in the industry has been pushed by the devotion of its more than 150 employees targeted on providing remarkable buyer support and assistance.

“With its comprehensive warehouse community and potent seller interactions, Uni-Choose presents us the scalability we have been lacking to grow and develop our enterprise to the following stage. We have been extensively amazed by the know-how, professionalism, and versatility of Uni-Select’s senior leadership group,” shared Douglas Squires, the Colonial Team president.

“After getting a shareholder in a aggressive community of independent wholesalers for over 55 decades, we are thrilled by the options provided to our group of organizations and appear forward to a vivid and remarkable long term.”

In the coming months, Colonial Team retailers in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador will be transformed to the Bumper to Bumper banner method, when also trying to keep their individual id and name, which are properly recognised in the regional industry. The Uni-Select team and the Colonial Team spouse and children are seeking ahead to doing the job jointly to assure a productive launch.

“We are happy to welcome Colonial, a spouse and children enterprise, as a new unbiased member in the Atlantic region of Canada. This new and quite promising settlement with the Colonial Group, with whom we share the same values, will enable us to consolidate our existence in the Atlantic Provinces and enhance our present-day users in the region,” stated Emilie Gaudet, President and Main Operating Officer, Canadian Automotive Group

“This partnership with Colonial signifies our first arrangement with a major impartial member in the previous 10 years and represents our commitment to our system of making and strengthening interactions with our Canadian customers,” included Brian McManus, Govt Chair and Main Government Officer, Uni‑Select Inc.

Colonial Garage & Distributors Confined was founded in 1926 by Gordon Elton as a services and gasoline station and bit by bit expanded to importing parts from Canada to meet the growing demands of the Newfoundland motoring community. In the 1950’s, Gordon’s two sons, Doug and Monthly bill Elton, took in excess of day-to-day functions and opened a entire body store and a machine store, adopted by a radiator fabrication facility.

Until eventually the 1970’s, Colonial serviced the automobile sections demands of the island of Newfoundland from its place in St. John’s. In 1974, Colonial opened its initial department in Corner Brook, NL, followed in the early 1980’s with locations in Grand Falls, NL, and Sydney, NS. In the course of the 1990’s, Colonial included a even further 8 spots, then expanded to increase two far more in the 2000’s. In 2006, New Brunswick-based A.P.M. Minimal, founded in 1941, was acquired as an involved company, including six areas in New Brunswick and a person in Nova Scotia to the Colonial Group’s overall store count.

The Colonial Group remains a loved ones enterprise to this day, with vast majority ownership held by spouse and children members Susan Elton Squires, Gillian Elton, and Douglas Squires. The executive management team is comprised of President Douglas Squires, CPA Vice President – Operations Philip Murphy, MBA and Chief Economical Officer Susan Elton Squires, CPA. The Colonial Team operates below the trade names of Colonial Auto Sections, A.P.M. Minimal, C.B. Auto Materials and Sydney Automobile Parts.

ABOUT UNI-Pick out
With around 5,000 workforce in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., Uni-Pick Inc. is a chief in the distribution of automotive refinish and industrial coatings and relevant solutions in North The united states, as properly as a leader in the automotive aftermarket components business in Canada and in the U.K. Uni-Choose is headquartered in Boucherville, Québec, Canada, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange underneath the symbol UNS.

In Canada, Uni-Pick out supports about 16,000 automotive restore and collision mend stores and much more than 4,000 outlets via its automotive restore/installer shop banners and automotive refinish banners. Its nationwide network contains above 1,000 independent purchaser spots and much more than 80 business-operated outlets, several of which function below the Uni-Decide on BUMPER TO BUMPER®, Automobile Elements PLUS® and FINISHMASTER® retail outlet banner courses. www.uniselect.com