Boucherville, July 8, 2014 - Uni-Select, a leading North American distributor of replacement parts, equipment, tools, accessories, paint and related products in the automotive aftermarket, is pleased to announce that Active Group Inc., a Uni-Select member, has been selected as the 2014 Jobber of the Year by Jobber News. Active Group Inc. is the 31st recipient of this award and the 13th Uni-Select member to obtain such recognition. In honor of the two founders of Jobber News, the Jobber of the Year Award is given to a Canadian company for his success, his service to the automotive aftermarket and his involvement in the community, representing key values in the Canadian industry.
Active Group Inc. joined Uni-Select Inc. at its inception in 1997. With its 8 branches located across Alberta, Active Group Inc. is one of the largest members of Uni-Select in Western Canada. Its activities are diversified and include the core automotive parts operation as well as Industrial/Heavy Duty truck and lubricants business segments.
"We congratulate the team of Active Group Inc. who experienced strong growth in recent years. For a second year in a row and for a 13th time, the recipient of the Jobber of the Year is attributed to one of our members which makes us very proud." said Gary O’Connor, President and Chief Operating Officer, Uni-Select Automotive Canada.
Among the recent recipients, 13 jobbers are members of the Uni-Select network, such as Groupe Maska Inc. in St-Hyacinthe, Québec named Jobber of the Year in 2013, Sutherland Automotive, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, winner in 2012, Warehouse Services Inc., in Edmonton, Alberta, winner in 2011 and Auto Parts Central, in Thunder Bay, Ontario, recipient in 2008.
Founded in 1968, Uni-Select is a major distributor of replacement parts, equipment, tools, accessories, paint and related products for motor vehicles in North America. Leader in the Canadian industry, Uni-Select is the 5th largest distributor and the leading independent distributor of automotive paint and related products in North America. With its 5,500 employees, Uni-Select efficiently services a wide network of independent installers and wholesalers, including over 6,600 which operate under one of its banner programs in North America. Uni-Select is headquartered in Boucherville, QC and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol UNS.
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