#aftermarket – Uni-Select Inc., has announced that Uni-Select Canada has purchased the remaining 50% equity interest of Wilter Auto & Industrial Supply (“Wilter”).
Wilter, a long-term customer of Uni-Select, has been a well-reputed wholesaler of automotive parts in Northeastern Alberta for over 25 years and generates sales of approximately C$25 million. Its seven stores, including a brand-new 12,800 square feet location in Elk Point, serve many professional repair shops and industrial customers with a vast array of products and efficient service. Uni-Select, which now owns 100% of Wilter’s equity interest, is glad to welcome to its team the 60 professionals who contributed to building enduring relationships and to forging its strong position in the market.
“We are delighted with this acquisition as it will complement our activities and network of corporate stores in Western Canada,” stated Gary O’Connor, President and Chief Operating Officer, Automotive Canada. “We are looking forward to welcoming Rick and Janice Kiziak, respectively president and general manager of Wilter, who will continue to be involved and contribute to a seamless and successful transition for our customers, business partners and team members.”
“Today’s announcement perfectly fits in our strategy to expand our network and accelerate our growth. It also underlines our commitment to strengthen our leadership in the Canadian automotive aftermarket,” added Henry Buckley, chief operating officer, Uni-Select Inc.