North American automobile firm, CARSTAR has signed a preferred supplier agreement with Airgas, Inc. for welding supplies.

The agreement covers the supply of welding and cutting gases, equipment and supplies as well as personal protection equipment to CARSTAR facilities across North America.

CARSTAR specialises in auto body repairs and operates from over 380 locations across the region.

Bill Garoutte, Senior Marketing Executive for the auto specialists commented on the deal, “CARSTAR takes great pride in the quality services we offer our customers. To provide the best service, we chose to work with suppliers that share our concern for our customers. Airgas provides the industry’s most complete line of quality gases, welding and safety products. They have a strong national presence and are known for their personal, local service.”

Graham Pratt, Vice President for the Airgas retail market segment described the agreement as a, “great opportunity for both companies.”

He added, $quot;CARSTAR gets the savings and convenience of using on source for core products their auto body repair facilities use every day. And Airgas gets to demonstrate our supply chain expertise and the local service we’re known for, nationwide.”

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts spans 30 states and 10 Canadian provinces.