Uni-Select announced the winners of its Canadian Supplier Awards, during an Oct. 31 breakfast at AAPEX in Las Vegas.
The awards recognize the achievements, innovation and outstanding service of Uni-Select’s suppliers.
Uni-Select honors its suppliers “to show them that the corporation is truly appreciative and grateful for the hard work they put into providing Uni-Select with best service.”
“At Uni-Select, we deeply value the quality of the relationship we have with our suppliers, ” said Miguel Angers, vice president merchandising. “They are a fundamental component of our corporation’s success and this is why it is important for us to acknowledge their great work and recognize them every year with the Canadian Supplier Awards.”
- Winner: PPG Canada
The Diamond Award is the most prestigious of the Supplier Awards. The prize recognizes a dependable, detail-oriented supplier that provides the best support to Uni-Select customers. The award recognizes the quality of sales tools, fill rate, lead time, inventory management, service (training, tech support) and manpower support, among others.
Golden Ally Awards
Three prizes called The Golden Ally are awarded in recognition of sales and marketing achievements.
Sales Tools for Independent Jobbers and Installers
- Winner: Tenneco
Sales Tools for Independent Jobbers and Installers recognizes a supplier that provided 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 customers.
Marketing Campaign of the Year
- Winner: Shell Canada Products
The recipient’s campaign had to be focused on developing sales at the installer level to support them in offering the best solutions to their customers.
Training and Technical Support
- Winner: Gates Canada
The category honors a supplier that provided efficient and innovative training material designed to simplify technical education on installation or specialized maintenance. It also can be awarded to a supplier that provided professional technical support material and/or online and phone technical support through an e-catalog or website.
Tech-Savvy Award – New Technology
- Winner: Blue Streak Hygrade Motor Products
The award goes to the supplier that has developed and implemented the most user-friendly and innovative IT program to support sales development at the independent jobber or installer level.
In recognition of their sales growth, three suppliers received the Achiever Award. These winners’ sales-growth performances were the highest of all of Uni-Select’s suppliers in their respective categories.
- Winner: Wilson Auto Electric
Paint and Body Equipment
- Winner: AkzoNobel Coatings
Tools and Equipment
- Winner: SureWerx
Partners from the Beginning
As Uni-Select celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018, the company recognized 11 suppliers that have been partners since its beginning:
- Docap Distribution
- Federal-Mogul Motorparts
- Valvoline Canada
- MANN+HUMMEL Filtration Technology Canada
- 3M Canada
- Exide Technologies Canada
- Kleen-Flo Tumbler Industries
- Phillips & Temro Industries
- SKF Canada
- PPG Canada