CARSTAR Automotive Canada is entering 2013 with the launch of 25 new franchise partners across Canada.
The company's recent NAPA Autopro transition will account for the conversion of 20 new locations throughout Quebec in January, with more locations expected to be added in the early part of the year.
“This will greatly improve our coverage within the province,” Yves Robichaud, CARSTAR's director of development for Quebec noted in a statement. “Now with 45 stores in Quebec, we will have an opportunity to provide an enhanced value proposition to our insurance and vendor partners and customers.”
In Alberta, a new location will open in Medicine Hat, while in Atlantic Canada, a new location will be opened in Amherst, N.S. Both locations are brand new centres.
In British Columbia, new locations are being added in Duncan and 100 Mile House. Both stores have already completed CARSTAR’s integration training and are currently updating their store image and signage before they will be officially launched.
In Ontario, CARSTAR Kincardine has recently joined the network and will begin their year as a new CARSTAR franchise partner.
“In our 18 year history this has been the most amount of stores we have had in our conversion action plan process at the same time,” Michael Macaluso, AVP of Operations for CARSTAR noted. “We look forward to working with our new franchise partners in providing assistance to enhance their business and strengthen our network.”