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News   November 5, 2015   by Steve Pawlett

Uni-Select Announces Winners Of Supplier Awards In Canada


Uni-Select Inc. has announced its Canadian Supplier Award winners. This collection of awards recognizes their achievements, innovation, and outstanding service. Showing excellent creativity skills and accomplishing groundbreaking work in the automotive aftermarket, the honorees were celebrated during the Supplier Awards ceremony held at Uni-Select’s National Supplier Meeting in Toronto, ON.

Uni-Select has decided to officially commemorate its suppliers in order to show them that the Corporation is truly appreciative and grateful for the hard work they put into providing Uni-Select with best service.

The Diamond Award is the most prestigious prize of the Supplier Awards. The prize is awarded in recognition of dependable and detail-oriented service to the supplier having given the best support to Uni-Select customers. This award recognizes the quality of sales tools, fill rate, lead time, inventory management, service (training, tech support) and manpower support amongst others. It is attributed to a supplier who offers quality products and sustainable and efficient service. This year, Mevotech is the recipient of the Diamond Award.

Three prizes called The Golden Ally are awarded in recognition for sales and marketing achievements. The first category, Sales tools for independent jobbers and installers, recognizes a supplier who provided an innovative sales tool designed to help jobbers sell to a shop owner or to help installers explain and sell a maintenance or service to a customer. This year, Standard Motor Products – Blue Streak is the recipient of this award. The Marketing campaign of the year, which is awarded to a supplier who stood out with its marketing campaign, was given to Brake Parts Inc. – Raybestos. The recipient’s campaign had to be focused on developing sales at the installers’ level to support them in offering the best solutions to their consumers. The third category, Training and technical support, represents a supplier who provided efficient and innovative training material designed to simplify tech’s education on installation or specialized maintenance. It could also be awarded to a supplier who provided professional technical support material and/or online and phone technical support through e-catalogue or website. This year, Dorman is the recipient of this award.

The Tech-Savvy Award – New Technology is awarded to Spectra Premium, a supplier who has developed and implemented the most user-friendly and innovative IT program to support the sales development at the independent jobber or installer level.

In recognition of their sales growth, three suppliers were given the Achiever Award. These winners’ sales growth performances were the highest ones among all Uni-Select suppliers in their respective categories. BBB Industries Wilson distinguished itself in the Automotive application parts. 3M and BE Pressure Supply Inc. stood out in the Paint and body equipment and Tools and equipment categories, respectively.

Uni-Select is proud to partner with such amazing suppliers to provide its customers with the best product offering and service.

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