UAP Inc. acquires the distribution activities of Service de Freins Montréal Ltée (Freno)
UAP Inc.’s Heavy Vehicle Parts Division today announced the acquisition of the distribution activities of Service de Freins Montréal Ltée (Freno). The four Freno stores located in Anjou, Boucherville, St-Laurent and Mirabel will be integrated into UAP’s Traction store network, as well as all of the employees involved in sales, distribution and delivery.
In addition, UAP and Freno have concluded a strategic agreement to accelerate the sales growth of remanufactured clutches and specialized radiators manufactured by Freno. The agreement also covers parts supply by UAP’s TW distribution center located in Longueuil, for the needs of Freno. Finally, Freno’s heavy vehicle repair center located in Anjou will join the TruckPro network, which counts more than 125 repair centers in the Canada.
“We are very pleased to welcome the Freno team to our Traction network,” said Pierre Rachiele, Executive Vice President, Heavy Vehicle Parts Division, UAP. “There are numerous synergies between our two companies and this agreement will allow us to better meet the needs of our customers and continue our growth.”
This is the third acquisition in recent months for UAP’s Heavy Vehicle Parts Division. Last December, the company announced the acquisition of Buy-Rite Truck Parts and G.P.I.C.S., located in the greater Toronto area.
UAP’s Heavy Vehicle Parts Division is a Canadian leader in the sale and distribution of parts and components for trucks, trailers and heavy vehicles. Consisting of a network of more than 100 Traction stores, 125 TruckPro repair shops, 6 TW and CADEL warehouses, and MTC, a spring leaf manufacturing plant, the company is present all across Canada and has been supporting the trucking industry for more than 25 years.
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