Gates Corporation’s Canada division was named the 2016 NAPA Supplier of the Year.
The company has supplied NAPA with items like hydraulic products, belts, hose, timing kits, tensioners, water pumps, and NAPA-branded cooling system product lines for 50 years, Gates said in an announcement.
And it’s the third time in four years that the company has been recognized for the award.
“Thanks to Gates’ market leadership, product quality, cataloguing capabilities, technical, and sales support, NAPA stores enjoyed significant sales increases on the Gates’ product lines in 2016,” said Tom Hunt, vice president of product development at NAPA. “Gates has always been a fantastic partner to work with so this award is well-deserved.”
Jack Ramsey, senior vice president of Gates North America Automotive Aftermarket, noted that the achievement is thanks to a strong team. “What is most rewarding is that this recognition by a key customer like NAPA goes far beyond a typical sales award and recognizes all facets of the business including sales, marketing, production, distribution, engineering, finance, customer service, quality, and other business elements… a total team recognition.”