Earlier this year, Uniban Canada acquired the trademarks and the franchise networks Star Auto Glass and Go Glass and Accessories, primarily located in Ontario. The company has now announced it has acquired the majority shares of Neuromage, holders of the brand and franchise rights of the Docteur Du Pare-Brise (DPB) network. DPB services focuses mainly on auto glass, tires and vehicle accessories and has 55 stores across the province of Quebec.
Following a long-standing partnership with Les Entreprises Robert Thibert, this acquisition comes from a shared vision of a changing industry, according to a statement from the company.
“We are very proud to acquire this network of entrepreneurs dedicated to their community and contributing to Quebec’s local economy,” said Marc Desmarais, president and CEO of Uniban Canada and chief operating officer of the PH Group. “We believe the DPB business model is a powerful complement to Uniban’s franchise network family and will become a popular model for supporting our company’s expansion projects outside of Quebec. This acquisition is part of the evolution of our strategy to offer business solutions that contribute to the value creation for our clients and investors.”
“I am very proud to transfer the leadership of Docteur du Pare-Brise network to a Canadian company that shares the same vision and values as we do. I am certain that this transaction will enable the Docteur du Pare-Brise network to continue to grow and perform well,” said Christian Thibert, president of Robert Thibert Enterprises. “In addition, this transaction allows Enterprise Robert Thibert Inc. to realign its growth strategy and concentrate on our wheel, vehicle accessory, RVs, trailer and tooling distribution throughout North America.”
With this acquisition, Uniban Canada now operates 220 stores throughout Canada under the VitroPlus, UniglassPlus and Ziebart brands. In addition, the company has 300 mobile service units across the country.