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News   December 10, 2002   by Auto Service World

Former Owners Re-Acquire Automotive Recycling Businesses from Ford

Philippe and Roger Fugre Jr. are have announced the family’s acquisition of GreenLeaf Canada, a division of Ford Motor Company.
With sales of about $42 million annually and more than 170 employees operating from four sites, GreenLeaf Canada is the largest and most significant automotive parts recycler in Canada. The company will operate under the name Lecavalier Auto Parts. Ford acquired Lecavalier Auto Parts and its two facilities outside of Montreal from the Fugre family in November 2000. It was the company’s third purchase of a recycling operation in Canada that year — in January, Ford acquired Plazek Auto Recycler Ltd. of Caistor Centre, Ontario, near Hamilton, and in June, Ford bought Cumberland Auto Parts near Ottawa, Ontario.
“We are pleased about the repurchase of the family enterprise because the opportunities in the recycled automotive parts sector are immense,” said Philippe Fugre, vice-president and co-owner.
“Our family has a long and successful history with Lecavalier Auto Parts dating back to 1965 when our father and his brothers bought the company that at the time had just three employees.”
“Our association with GreenLeaf and Ford has been an invaluable opportunity and has given us a different perspective about management systems,” said Roger Fugre, president and co-owner. “We are committed to building recognition of Lecavalier Auto Parts as the most trusted brand in the industry by hiring the best employees, utilizing the most advanced support systems and ensuring customer service is the highest priority.”
Lecavalier Auto Parts is Canada’s leader in supplying recycled automotive original equipment for all makes of domestic and foreign vehicles. The company was founded in 1942 by Fernand Lecavalier and was acquired by Roger Fugre Sr and his brothers in 1965. In 1982, Roger Fugre Jr joined the business, followed a year and a half later by his brother Philippe. Lecavalier acquired the Centre de recyclage November 1999. Ford bought Lecavalier in November 2000. Lecavalier’s four facilities process approximately 15,000 vehicles a year to provide professionally cleaned and thoroughly tested parts to body shops, garages, dealerships, and insurance companies including AXA, Desjardins (Certas), ING, Wawanesa, Cooperators and Allianz, and individual consumers.

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