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News   May 5, 2014   by CARS Magazine

Vast-Auto, Eastern Automotive Join Forces

John Del Vasto, president of Vast-Auto Distribution and David Vaughan, vice-president of Eastern Automotive Warehousing, announced that they have formed a strategic partnership through the acquisition of the business operations of Eastern...


John Del Vasto, president of Vast-Auto Distribution and David Vaughan, vice-president of Eastern Automotive Warehousing, announced that they have formed a strategic partnership through the acquisition of the business operations of Eastern Automotive Warehousing. The newly formed entity, Vast-Auto Distribution Atlantic, will be responsible for all distribution activities in the Atlantic Provinces. The company owned stores will continue to operate under Auto Machinery.

“This transaction supports our growth strategy and strengthens our position in Eastern Canada”, said John Del Vasto. “Atlantic Canada is a very important market for us and we are committed to offering parts stores access to a quality product assortment and provide value added services to fulfil the needs of the customer base”.

In addition to the synergy and increased efficiency made possible by grouping the activities of the two companies, the quality and flexibility of the combined marketing programs will allow them to better serve their existing customers and develop the full potential of the market in an optimal way. “The expanded operational and supply chain infrastructure enables us to better service the needs of our customers in Atlantic Canada and accelerate our growth plans”, said David Vaughan. “At the end of the day, we are proud of our families 100 year tradition in the industry and feel that partnering with Vast-Auto will make us stronger. It is a new and very exciting era for Eastern Automotive Warehousing and Auto Machinery”.

This transaction will expand Vast-Auto’s footprint of Auto Value associate and corporate part stores and its network of professional repair shops in Eastern Canada.  David Vaughan will continue to administer the business as vice-president and general manager.


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