Uni-Select Inc. has announced the acquisition of substantially all the assets of T-W Pike Sales Ltd., doing business as Spectrum Coatings by FinishMaster Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Uni-Select. Founded in 1976, Spectrum is a distributor of automotive and industrial paint, operating out of Manitoba, with 17 sales and service professionals active in three locations and a training center. The three stores are located in Winnipeg, Brandon and Winkler. The training center also is located in Winnipeg.
Over the years, Spectrum has built strong customer relationships with many small, medium and large automotive and industrial companies, helping them develop into industry leaders, according to Uni-Select. Spectrum’s team is fully trained on the industry’s best practices, which Spectrum’s customers use in their shops to get the best finishes and service, according to the company. This expertise, together with the high-quality products it distributes, allows Spectrum to advise its customers on how to implement the highest application and service standards.
“We are thrilled to add this experienced team to the Canadian FinishMaster family. They have developed and maintained strong partnerships with customers and are well-recognized in their markets.” said Michel Charbonneau, vice president of sales and marketing, PBE division, Uni-Select Canada.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Spectrum to our growing FinishMaster and Uni-Select family in Canada. These Manitoba stores are a very nice addition to our growing corporate store network in Canada and represent an opportunity to expand the brand’s presence nationally and grow in a key market,” added Brent Windom, president and chief operating officer, Canadian Automotive Group.