BOUCHERVILLE, Quebec – Uni-Select Canada had purchased the remaining 50 percent equity interest of Wilter Auto & Industrial Supply.
Wilter, a long-term customer of Uni-Select, has been a well-reputed wholesaler of automotive parts in Northeastern Alberta for more than 25 years, and generates sales of approximately C$25 million. Its seven stores, including a brand-new 12,800-square-foot location in Elk Point, serve professional repair shops and industrial customers with a vast array of products and efficient service. Uni-Select now owns 100 percent of Wilter’s equity interest. The company’s 60 employees will continue with the business.
“We are delighted with this acquisition as it will complement our activities and network of corporate stores in Western Canada,” said Gary O’Connor, president and COO, 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.”
Uni-Select Inc. COO Henry Buckley added that the acquisition “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.”