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Great Canadian Oil Change acquired by Valvoline

Automotive franchise system Great Canadian Oil Change has been acquired by branded lubricant and automotive service supplier Valvoline.

The acquisition adds 73 Great Canadian Oil Change franchises to Valvoline’s quick-lube network of more than 1,200 company- and franchise-owned locations.

“Growing our quick-lube network through organic store expansion and high-quality acquisitions in both core and new markets is a key business strategy,” says Sam Mitchell, CEO of Valvoline. “The addition of Great Canadian Oil Change, with its established brand and loyal customer base, provides an excellent opportunity to expand our footprint outside the U.S.”

“We are extremely proud of the growth we’ve achieved,” says Trevor Weflen, the previous owner of Great Canadian Oil Change. “Although the decision to sell was difficult, we are very confident Valvoline is the right steward for our brand and franchisees going forward. Valvoline is a 150-year-old company that has a long, successful history of taking care of its people.”

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