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Grote Canada is awarded the 2018 NAPA Supplier Excellence Award

25 March 2019

UAP Inc. is pleased to announce that its 2018 NAPA Supplier Excellence Award goes to Grote Canada. Grote is one of the world’s largest suppliers of lighting, accessories and innovative visibility solutions.

Grote was identified in each of NAPA’s regions across the country as meeting all of NAPA’s strict measurements and expectations and was unanimously selected for the Supplier Excellence Award. “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, Vice President of Product Development at NAPA Canada.

In addition to earning the 2018 Supplier Excellence Award, Grote is also part of Club 95 for the year. The Club 95 Award is given to NAPA Canada suppliers that deliver a 95 percent or higher fill rate. “Since Club 95 was first introduced 21 years ago, only one supplier has hit 20 or more awards and that is Grote Canada,” added Tom Hunt.

“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.”

Founded in 1901, Grote is a worldwide leader in innovate visibility solutions including LED technology and aftermarket lighting and accessories. Grote’s products are used on all modes of both on and off highway vehicles and equipment.  The company has global locations in Canada, the US, Mexico, Germany and China.

Eric Morris, Global Segment Director for Electrical Connections & Accessories; John O’Dowd, Vice President, Marketing, NAPA Canada; Brad Morris, Grote Canada General Manager and ELT Member; Alain Masse, President, UAP; Barry Duff, National Account Manager, NAPA; Tom Hunt, Vice President, Product Development, NAPA Canada.

For more information:
Éric Dufresne
Manager, Marketing and Corporate Communications
514-251-6540, extension 7205
Cell: 514-805-1435