Wifi Hifi: Mobile Klinik Acquires Device Care
Professional smartphone repair shop Mobile Klinik has acquired Device Care, a smartphone accessories and repair chain with six locations in Ontario and Quebec. The acquisition was for an undisclosed amount.
Mobile Klinik is a walk-in device repair retailer, and Canada’s only national Samsung- and LG-authorized in-warranty while-you-wait repair retailer. The 52-store chain offers no-appointment-needed, trusted professional smartphone and tablet repair for almost all makes and models of devices. Most repairs can be done in under an hour.
Device Care offers consumers a broad assortment of top-quality branded and private-label smartphone accessories, including cases, screen protection, power cables, headphones, speakers and gadgets, as well as smartphone and tablet repair services.
“Device Care has an exciting assortment of top-quality accessories, skilled staff, and high-performing locations that will both complement and enhance our business with mutual growth and learning opportunities,” says Tim McGuire, CEO, Mobile Klinik. “We will expand both the Mobile Klinik and Device Care brands across Canada to support our vision to provide all Canadians with the country’s best smartphone and tablet repair, care, sales and services. Together Device Care and Mobile Klinik will offer a broader range of products and services than any other device repair and accessories retailer.”
The Device Care network will initially include six existing retail locations: five are in Ontario, in the CF Toronto Eaton Centre, CF Sherway Gardens, Upper Canada Mall, Cambridge Centre, and Oshawa Gateway Centre, and one in Montreal, at Place Montreal Trust.
“We are excited about the growth opportunities that joining the Mobile Klinik team will provide to our store managers and associates,” adds Dawood Shahid, Device Care’s Managing Director. “Being part of a large and growing national network will give all the Device Care team members room to learn, contribute and grow that we would not have been able to achieve on our own. Mobile Klinik is the clear leader in the Canadian market and our people are excited about joining the winning team.”
Mobile Klinik, which already has 52 stores in major shopping malls, select Walmart stores, and other high-traffic retail locations across the country, plans to have over 200 stores across Canada. In May, the retailer completed $27.5 million in Series C financing.
Read more about Mobile Klinik’s philosophy and repair services in our feature article, The Crazy World of Mobile Device Repairs: Behind the Scenes, and Under Your Phones.