Uni-Select on acquisition trail, adding two more auto parts operations

by | Jun 19, 2024 | 0 comments

Uni-Select has announced the successful completion of the acquisition of All Parts Automotive Limited, an independent store operating as General Auto Parts in Ontario and Miron Auto Dépôt, an existing Uni‑Select member in Québec.

These announced acquisitions are only the most recent; with Uni-Select acquiring nearly 30 outlets in recent months.

In B.C. Uni-Select concluded the acquisition of Alder Auto Parts, with three locations–in Aldergrove, Port Kells, and Cloverdale–and a team of 34 employees. Uni-Select also acquired Gilbert Auto Parts operating in Merritt, Kamloops, Salmon Arm, Armstrong, Vernon, Kelowna, West Kelowna, and Penticton, B.C. earlier in 2024.

In October 2023, Uni-Select acquired Auto Parts Central and Central Canada Industries with 14 locations across Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan and a workforce of 170 employees.

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General Auto Parts operates a 32,000 square foot store in Toronto, Ont.

General Auto Parts, a mainstay in the Greater Toronto Area community since 1959, is a leading wholesaler and full-line distributor of automotive aftermarket parts to retail, wholesale and corporate customers.

It operates a 32,000 square foot store in Toronto and employs a team of 27 professionals who are central to its operations.

Harold Baker president of General Auto Parts, reflected on the acquisition.

“Joining forces with Uni-Select represents a strategic leap forward. The respect and understanding that have characterized our discussions are set to forge a path of sustained growth and innovation.”

For the past 50 years, Miron Auto Dépôt has been recognized for its experienced team and excellent customer service, making it a perfect match with the vision and values of Uni-Select.

Robert Miron, President of Miron Auto Dépôt, expressed his positive outlook on this new chapter. “We are happy to see our legacy continued by Uni-Select, a company that stands on similar entrepreneurial foundations. Choosing Uni-Select was a natural fit, given our mutual dedication to a customer-first approach and deep appreciation for our employees.”

Émilie Gaudet, President and Chief Operating Officer of Uni-Select, shared her excitement about these two new acquisitions. “The acquisition of General Auto Parts and Miron Auto Dépôt marks another important step for us in our growth strategy as we continue to expand our store network, further solidifying our footprint in these strategic markets.”

These acquisitions leverage both businesses’ established market presence and expertise to enhance Uni-Select’s service offerings, expand its customer base, and deepen community engagement.


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