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News   April 9, 2016   by Steve Pawlett

Uni-Select Inc: Finishmaster Acquires Annex Group Inc.


FinishMaster, Inc., a subsidiary of Uni-Select Inc., a distributor of automotive products in Canada, announced it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the operating assets of Annex Group Inc. and related entities (“Annex”). This acquisition significantly expands FinishMaster’s footprint in the state of Washington and across three major metropolitan markets in California.

Founded in 1983 with the simple philosophy to win as a team, Annex specializes in the automotive, commercial fleet, marine, architectural and the industrial segments. Offering a comprehensive set of tools including business development, regulatory assistance, and technical support, the Annex team provides exceptional service and support across nine locations in the Seattle, Everett and Tacoma markets in the state of Washington and the Los Angeles/Orange County, San Diego, and San Francisco, California metropolitan markets.

“Annex’s promise to be the leader in creating value and commitment to exceptional customer support is a perfect match with FinishMaster’s vision and core values. We are happy to welcome more than 80 team members to our FinishMaster family. Both of our companies have a long history of excellence in customer support and this commitment will strengthen as we join as one team,” stated Steve Arndt, president and chief operating officer of FinishMaster.

“This acquisition aligns with our strategy to build density in key markets and in industrial segments,” added Henry Buckley, president and chief executive officer of Uni-Select.


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