Boucherville QC, January 13, 2015 − Uni-Select Inc. (TSX: UNS), a major automotive aftermarket product distributor in North America, is pleased to announce the opening of its new National Distribution Centre in the Greater Toronto area in Ontario.
With over 100,000 square feet and more than $14 million in inventory, this new facility will contribute to improving Uni-Select’s breadth and availability of products and its ability to offer a superior experience to its customers. This new highly-efficient facility will carry more products than it did previously to better meet the industry’s ever-evolving enthusiasm for private label products. Over 6,000 different product types will be available including most of the SKUs offered under Worldparts®, Auto Extra®, and the recently introduced Mäktig™ brand for tools and equipment.
“We became a key player by putting the success of our customers first, and we remain committed to offering them the finest services and tools to support their growth,” said Gary O’Connor, President and Chief Operating Officer of Uni-Select’s Canadian operations. “We are really thrilled by this project which will allow us to improve the quality of our service and increase the breadth of our product offering to help them stay competitive in the market and meet their own customers’ needs,” added Mr. O’Connor.
Founded in 1968, Uni-Select is a major distributor of replacement parts, equipment, tools, accessories, paint and related products for motor vehicles in North America. Leader in the Canadian industry, Uni-Select is the 5th largest distributor in the United States and the leading independent distributor of automotive paint and related products in the country. With its 5,400 employees, Uni-Select efficiently services a wide network of independent installers and wholesalers, including over 6,600 that operate under one of its banner programs in North America. Uni-Select is headquartered in Boucherville and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol UNS.
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