American Tire Distributors (ATD) has acquired all outstanding common shares of Wholesale Tire Distributors (WTD). WTD operates two distribution centers in southern Ontario, located in Vaughan (north of Toronto) and Stoney Creek, servicing approximately 2,300 customers. The acquisition further strengthens ATD’s presence in the southern Ontario region and provides a greater level of service to customers in the Toronto market.
ATD entered the Canadian market in 2012 by purchasing Triwest Trading Canada/TriCan Tire Distributors and added to its Canadian platform by acquiring Regional Tire Distributors (RTD) in the Ontario and Atlantic regions in 2013.
“WTD has an excellent reputation amongst its customers and suppliers for its coverage of the southern Ontario region,” said Bill Berry, president and CEO of ATD. “Our goal is to provide unsurpassed service and product availability to customers across Canada and this is an important step in achieving that goal.”
ATD will continue to run its Canadian operation as a standalone business unit, based in Burlington, ON, with Mike Kustra serving as president of the entity.
ATD is one of the largest independent suppliers of tires to the North American replacement tire market. It operates 129 distribution centers, including 21 distribution centers in Canada, serving approximately 70,000 customers across the United States and Canada.
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