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Wolseley Canada Inc. acquired AMRE Supply Company Limited. Headquartered in Edmonton and celebrating 50 years in business in 2018, AMRE has 12 “Property Performance Centre” locations across Canada in Richmond, Surrey, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, London, Windsor, Hamilton, Mississauga and Scarborough.
“AMRE’s success is the result of three generations of dedication to its customers, and over that time has developed an outstanding reputation in the marketplace for its customer service excellence,” said Kevin Fancey, president of Wolseley Canada. “This acquisition strongly aligns with Wolseley’s strategic imperatives, especially our focus on delivering exceptional customer value. AMRE’s innovative multichannel approach, exceptional e-commerce platform and success in the markets they serve were key reasons that we saw this acquisition as highly complementary to our business. We are very excited to leverage each other’s strengths.”
With the acquisition, more than 200 AMRE employees will join Wolseley. AMRE president, Doug Swane, will join Wolseley as divisional president, AMRE Supply, and will lead the business while it continues to deliver exceptional service, the products customers require in stock and ‘easy to do business’ transaction processes. AMRE and its branches will continue to operate under the “AMRE Supply” brand for the foreseeable future.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for AMRE to build on its 50 years in business,” Swane said. “Wolseley represents an excellent fit for all aspects of AMRE’s business, including a company culture with similar values and guiding principles. We have a great team of people, led by a committed leadership team, and I am very proud of where our history has brought us to today.”