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News   March 26, 2019   by Adam Malik

NAPA picks Grote as top supplier

From left,Eric Morris, global segment director for electrical connections and accessories; John O’Dowd, vice president, marketing at NAPA Canada; Brad Morris, Grote Canada general manager; Alain Masse, President, UAP president; Barry Duff, national account manager at NAPA; and Tom Hunt, vice president, product development with NAPA.

Grote Canada is now a three-time winner of NAPA’s top supplier recognition.

UAP announced that Grote was the unanimous pick among NAPA’s regions across the country to win the 2018 Supplier Excellence Award.

The supplier of lighting, accessories and innovative visibility solutions met all of NAPA’s measurements and expectations.

“Grote earned this prestigious recognition by meeting consistently high levels of service and performance in support of a record-setting sales growth year,” said Tom Hunt, NAPA Canada’s vice president of product development.

But that wasn’t the end of Grote’s accolades. The company was named part of Club 95 for the year. The Club 95 Award is given to NAPA suppliers that deliver a fill rate of 95 per cent or more.

“Since Club 95 was first introduced 21 years ago, only one supplier has hit 20 or more awards and that is Grote Canada,” Hunt said.

“We are honoured to be not only recognized for the Supplier Excellence Award, but also for the importance of our partnership that goes back 35 years,” said Brad Morris, General Manager, Grote Canada. “The entire Grote team is extremely proud to work with NAPA Auto Parts and to be a supplier of choice.”

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