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News   February 26, 2014   by CARS Magazine

Prime CarCare Group Inc., NOVUS Glass Announce Master Franchise Agreement in Canada

Prime CarCare Group Inc., owner and operator of the iconic Speedy Auto Service and Minute Muffler and Brake brands, and NOVUS Glass announced that they have signed a master franchise agreement granting Prime CarCare Group Inc. master franchise...


Prime CarCare Group Inc., owner and operator of the iconic Speedy Auto Service and Minute Muffler and Brake brands, and NOVUS Glass announced that they have signed a master franchise agreement granting Prime CarCare Group Inc. master franchise rights for Canada.

Under the terms of the agreement, Prime CarCare Group Inc. will have the rights to establish NOVUS Glass franchise locations within the more than 130 Speedy Auto Service and Minute Muffler and Brake brands across Canada. The agreement also provides for the coordinated development of new standalone locations across the country and the continued support of existing NOVUS Glass franchise stores.

“The arrangement with NOVUS Glass will allow us to leverage the strength of both companies by accelerating development and further driving operational efficiencies at the store and supply chain levels,” commented David Lush, president and CEO of Prime CarCare Group Inc. “Our opportunity for improved store performance and increased consumer service offering fits perfectly with the trend toward consolidation within the automotive aftermarket service industry.”

Garry Skidmore, president of NOVUS Glass, commented, “The operational fit and excellent timing of this agreement will enable NOVUS Glass to quickly establish a national store network while adding value to the total service offering of Prime CarCare Group Inc.’s brands. We are very impressed with the leadership and vision of Prime in the automotive aftermarket service industry and are very excited to work together to bring new levels of high quality performance and service to customers in Canada.”

Starting in March 2014, the two corporations will work closely to train new franchisees and integrate the NOVUS Glass repair and replacement service to Prime’s existing franchise network.

NOVUS Glass operates over 300 franchises in North America and 1,800 locations around the globe. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of TCG International Inc. based out of Burnaby, B.C. TCG International Inc. also operates approximately 50 corporately owned Speedy Glass locations in the United States.  Prime CarCare Group Inc. has owned and operated the Speedy Auto Service and Minute Muffler and Brake brands in the Canadian aftermarket since the early 2000s.


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