Uni-Select recently picked the winners for its Canadian Supplier Awards.
The group gathered in Toronto for a ceremony to hand out the hardware, which is to commemorate suppliers and to show appreciation for the work they do for the company.
The most prestigious prize, the Diamond Award, went to Brake Parts Inc. This prize is in recognition of the quality of sales tools, fill rate, lead time, inventory management, service and manpower support.
The Golden Ally is made of three prizes in sales and marketing. The award for recognizing Sales Tools for Independent Jobbers and Installers went to Tenneco for providing an innovative sales tool designed to help jobbers sell to a shop owner or to help installers explain and sell maintenance or a service to a customer. Mevotech was recognized for Marketing Campaign of the Year, which focuses on developing sales at the installers’ level to support them in offering the best solutions to their consumers. Dorman took home the prize for the third category, Training and Technical Support, for providing efficient and innovative training material designed to simplify technical education on installation or specialized maintenance.
The Tech-Savvy Award – New Technology went to Gates Canada for implementing the most user-friendly and innovative IT program to support sales development at the independent jobber or installer level.
The Achiever Award went to three suppliers whose sales growth performances were the highest among all of Uni-Select’s suppliers in their respective categories – Total (automotive parts category), PPG Canada (paint and body equipment) and JET Equipment & Tools (tools and equipment)
“At Uni-Select, we deeply value the quality of the relationship we have with our suppliers. They are a fundamental component of our Corporation’s success and this is why it is important to us to acknowledge their great work and recognize them every year with the Supplier Awards in Canada,” stated Miguel Angers, Vice President Product, Procurement & Network Connectivity.