Uni-Select Announces Acquisition to Expand its Presence in Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan

Boucherville (Québec), October 4th, 2023 – Uni-Select Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of Auto Parts Central and Central Canada Industries, a strategic transaction aimed at expanding the company's footprint in the provinces of Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.

Family-owned and operated, Auto Parts Central and Central Canada Industries opened its doors 32 years ago and has consistently demonstrated growth, a testament to the business' quality of customer service and active community engagement. This network comprises 14 locations across Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan and is backed by a dedicated workforce of 170 employees.

"We are truly honoured to carry forward the Maunula Family's legacy, driven by our commitment to delivering excellence in both products and service to support the growth and performance of our customers," stated Emilie Gaudet, President and Chief Operating Officer of Uni-Select Inc.

Wayne Maunula, the owner and president of Auto Parts Central and Central Canada Industries, extended his appreciation to Uni-Select's leadership, remarking, "The Uni-Select leadership has been supportive throughout our collaboration. Our relationship has been built on mutual respect and cooperation, making me confident that joining the corporate store group is the logical step for our future."

Uni-Select does not anticipate making any further announcements regarding this transaction.


With over 1,600 employees in Canada, Uni-Select is a leader in the automotive aftermarket parts business and supports over 16,000 automotive repair and collision repair shops and close to 4,000 repair shops through its automotive repair/installer shop banners and automotive refinish banners. Its national network includes over 1,000 independent customer locations and more than 95 company-operated stores, many of which operate under the Uni-Select BUMPER TO BUMPER®, AUTO PARTS PLUS® and FINISHMASTER® store banner programs.

Uni-Select was recently acquired by LKQ Corporation, the leading provider of alternative aftermarket, specialty salvage and recycled auto parts to repair and accessorize vehicles, with operations in North America, Europe, and Taiwan.