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Uniban Canada is pursuing its strategy of growth


Mathieu Carbasse

August 17, 2017 11:30

After completing the acquisition of the banner Go! Glass & Accessories, as well as the renewal of its agreement with Intact, Uniban Canada is continuing its momentum. The soiciété, one of the leaders in automobile glass, just to acquire Star Auto Glass, a banner that specializes in the repair and replacement of windshield.

Uniban Canada, franchisor of the brands VitroPlus, UniglassPlus, Go! Glass & Accessories and Ziebart in Canada, has thus strengthen its position on the canadian market and particularly in the greater Toronto area. It adds 6 workshops and a fleet of mobile units already well-established in their respective markets.

«Strategic deployment»

«This acquisition is a continuation of a strategic deployment for Uniban Canada. Star Auto Glass is an important player in the greater Toronto area. Their massive number of mobile units and their volume of business, the largest in Ontario, will allow us to increase our presence in the region, » says Marc Desmarais, president and CEO of Uniban Canada. This transaction was consistent in our pursuit of strategic to enhance our outreach to branches in order to solidify our strategy of vertical integration. «

Through this transaction, Uniban is increasing its network to more than 150 workshops and a number are already imposing more than 300 mobile units.

Agreement with Intact

In July last, Intact financial Corporation announced the renewal of its 5-year agreement with Uniban Canada. The insurer uses the technology platform for claims management of Uniban, to reduce operating costs, increase efficiency and productivity, and finally, to simplify the claims process for auto glass while improving the experience of its customers.

«We are pleased that Intact has renewed our partnership and we are committed to continuing our collaboration and sharing our expertise in the area of claims management in order to improve the claims process, emphasized this effect Marc Desmarais. Our main goal is to continue to simplify and speed up the compensation process in an environment that is safe and efficient in order to offer the customer an experience of more favourable period of indemnity. «

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