Boucherville (Québec), October 17, 2016 – Uni-Select Inc. (TSX: UNS) (“Uni-Select” or the “Corporation”) announced on October 13 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 Halton Hills, 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.
“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.
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, MANN+HUMMEL FILTRATION TECHNOLOGY CANADA ULC. 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, MEVOTECH L.P. 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 TENNECO INC. 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, BLUE STREAK HYGRADE MOTOR PRODUCTS is the recipient of this award.
The Tech-Savvy Award – New Technology is also awarded to BLUE STREAK HYGRADE MOTOR PRODUCTS, 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. TOTAL CANADA INC. distinguished itself in the Automotive Parts category. AKZO NOBEL COATINGS INC. and DV SYSTEMS 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.
Uni-Select is a leader in the distribution of automotive refinish and industrial paint and related products in Canada and the United States, as well as in the automotive aftermarket parts business in Canada. In Canada, Uni-Select supports over 3,900 shops and stores through a growing national network of more than 1,150 independent customers, many of which operating under Uni-Select store banner programs, and corporate stores. In the United States, Uni-Select, through its wholly-owned subsidiary FinishMaster, Inc., operates a national network of automotive refinish corporate stores under the FinishMaster banner and supports more than 6,000 collision repair centre customers.
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