Sanel Auto Parts Co. recognized three partners at its 2016 Vendor Awards Ceremony this past December.
The Automotive Supplier of the Year was awarded to Gates. The Paint, Body & Equipment Supplier of the Year went to SEM (represented by Shamrock Sales). The Heavy Duty Truck Parts Supplier of the Year was presented to Grote (represented by Grinold-O’Brien Agency).
This is the first year Sanel has honored its vendors at its annual year-end dinner. Vendors were recognized for their ability to implement and maintain the following requirements: a premium line of products with innovative new product introductions, a robust logistics process to assist inventory control, an increase in sales through marketing support and strong field representation to educate team members and end-users, featuring best practices for product use. Sanel said these areas of excellence align closely with its own dedication toward industry education and leadership, exemplified by its membership in the Auto Care Association, I-CAR Council, NH Collision Repair Advisory of the NHADA, and its support of the University of the Aftermarket.
“Our vendors help us provide high-quality products and services to our customers at an affordable price,” said David Segal, president of Sanel Auto Parts Co. “We started this event to show our appreciation for our vendors, and to recognize those partners we believe have demonstrated particular excellence in their key industry sectors over the past year.”