The acquisition will allow Demers Ambulances to offer its customers a comprehensive range of services
Beloeil, December 13, 2019 – Demers Ambulances Manufacturer Inc. (“Demers Ambulances”), the Quebec leader in ambulance design, manufacturing, and distribution, is continuing its expansion by acquiring its strategic supplier Garage Carrey & Fils Ltd (“Garage Carrey”), a specialist in painting, maintenance and repair of automotive vehicles.
Founded in 1956, Garage Carrey specializes in general automotive mechanics, bodywork, and painting, and has been a strategic partner of Demers since 1988. Garage Carrey operates out of a 17,000 square foot building in Beloeil, Quebec. For Demers, this acquisition is an opportunity to consolidate its paint operations and achieve its goal of significantly increasing its range of after-sales services.
“This acquisition gives us the space we needed,” said Alain Brunelle, President and CEO of Demers. “Our current after-sales service facility was no longer meeting our needs. We were actively looking for a better-suited place to support our growth, especially since the addition of Crestline buses and ambulances to our products portfolio, requiring us to increase our after-sales service offer from Beloeil. The combination of the resources and, on top excellent employee skills of the Garage Carrey team and those of Demers is a perfect opportunity to meet our vision of becoming the partner of choice and offer our customers a complete range of services. ”
“My brother Richard and I are happy to join the Demers Family, and we already see great opportunities to contribute to the success of the company,” said Mr. Bruno Carrey, former co-owner of Garage Carrey, following the signing of the agreement.
All personnel, including former owners, remain employed by Garage Carrey & Fils, and the company will continue to provide services under its current name.
About Demers Ambulances
Demers Ambulances and Braun Industries merged in early 2018, creating the second largest ambulance manufacturing organization in North America. Crestline Coach, a global leader in ambulance and specialty vehicle manufacturing and a Canadian distributor of small to mid-sized commercial buses, joined the brand lineup in early fall 2018. These three great brands are recognized for their leadership in innovative design, quality products, and for their combined 100-year plus history serving the emergency response market in over 20 countries worldwide.
Demers, Braun, and Crestline offer ambulance models ranging from the price-conscious value ambulance to the very highly-customized specialty vehicle. To learn more about how Demers Ambulances, Braun Industries, and Crestline Coach can help you save more lives, visit www.Demers-Ambulances.com, www.BraunAmbulances.com, and www.CrestlineCoach.com.
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