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Brake Parts Inc (BPI), now a part of First Brands Group, was recently honored by Uni-Select with its highest supplier recognition, the Diamond Award, during Uni-Select’s AutoXPO Virtual Trade Show and Convention.  

“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by Uni-Select as their top supplier as this prestigious award is a testament to our deep and unwavering commitment to being the very best supplier of brake system components in the industry,” said Brian Kowalski, vice president branded sales, Canada, First Brands Group. “Earning this award was a team effort. Even as we faced many challenges due to the pandemic, everyone at First Brands Group found ways to overcome any obstacles and best serve the Uni-Select network. We look forward to growing our partnership with Uni-Select for many years to come.”

First Brands Group was chosen as the Uni-Select supplier of the year recipient for demonstrating true leadership of a supplier partnership. First Brands Group excelled in the ability to provide products, both national and private branded, throughout the Uni-Select Canadian network at all levels of distribution, from distribution center locations to automotive service providers. In addition, First Brands Group supported the in-field efforts of Uni-Select members and corporate stores to drive sales and product support.

In past years, BPI has been recognized for excellence by Uni-Select with the Diamond Award, two Golden Ally Awards for sales growth and marketing and the Innovator of the Year Award.

With over 4,800 employees in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., Uni-Select is a leader in the distribution of automotive refinish and industrial coatings and related products in North America, as well as a leader in the automotive aftermarket parts business in Canada and in the U.K. Uni-Select is headquartered in Boucherville, Québec, Canada, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol UNS.

About First Brands Group:First Brands Group is a global automotive parts company that develops, markets and sells premium products through a portfolio of nine market-leading brands: Raybestos complete brake solutions, Centric Parts replacement brake components, FRAM filtration products, LuberFiner filtration products, TRICO wiper blades, ANCO wiper blades, Carter fuel and water pumps, Autolite spark plugs, and StrongArm lift supports. The First Brands Group portfolio of world-class brands offers best-in-class technology, industry-leading engineering capabilities, and superior customer service.


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