Uni-Se­lect’s Parts Al­liance ac­quires U.K. parts seller

Stockwatch Daily - - FRONT PAGE - Mr. Henry Buck­ley re­ports

THE PARTS Al­liance, one of Uni-Se­lect Inc.’s sub­sidiaries, has com­pleted the ac­qui­si­tion of the en­tire share cap­i­tal of Black­burn Brakes Hold­ing Ltd. own­ers of BBC Su­per­fac­tors Ltd., a lead­ing dis­trib­u­tor of ve­hi­cle parts in the United King­dom’s Lan­cashire mar­ket.

In business for over 30 years and an af­fil­i­ated mem­ber of The Parts Al­liance, BBC pro­vides qual­ity au­to­mo­tive prod­ucts and ex­cel­lent ser­vice through a net­work of seven lo­ca­tions across the Lan­cashire area. Over 150 of BBC pro­fes­sion­als en­sure that more than 1,000 de­liv­er­ies per day are made to com­mer­cial cus­tomers with ap­prox­i­mately 97 per cent of or­ders de­liv­ered within one hour.

“Sin­cein De­cem­ber,join­ing The 2012, Parts BBCAl­liance have posted con­sis­tent dou­ble-digit an­nual sales growth and have in­vested to achieve in­dus­try-lead­ing ser­vice lev­els. We are very pleased to wel­come our BBC col­leagues in the team,” stated Peter Seph­ton, pres­i­dent and chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer, European Au­to­mo­tive Group.

“This ac­qui­si­tion strength­ens our po­si­tion in the U.K. mar­ket and un­der­lines The Part Al­liance’s ca­pa­bil­ity of driv­ing growth both or­gan­i­cally and through ac­qui­si­tions,” added Henry Buck­ley, pres­i­dent and chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of Uni-Se­lect.

About Uni-Se­lect Inc.

Uni-Se­lect is a leader in the dis­tri­bu­tion of au­to­mo­tive re­fin­ish and industrial paint and re­lated prod­ucts in North Amer­ica, as well as a leader in the au­to­mo­tive af­ter­mar­ket parts business in Canada and in the U.K.

In the U.K. and Ire­land, Uni-Se­lect, through its wholly owned sub­sidiary The Parts Al­liance, is a lead­ing dis­trib­u­tor of au­to­mo­tive parts sup­port­ing over 23,000 cus­tomer ac­counts with a net­work of close to 200 lo­ca­tions in­clud­ing 161 cor­po­rate stores.

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Henry Buck­ley, James E Buz­zard, Michelle Ann Cormier, An­dre Courville, Pa­tri­cia Cu­radeau-Grou, Jean Du­lac, Jef­frey Ian Hall, Ge­orge E Heath, Richard L Keis­ter, Robert Mole­naar, Richard G Roy, Dennis M Wel­vaert

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