UAP is:


The Canadian leader in the distribution and merchandising of parts and accessories for cars, trucks and heavy vehicles.
We employ close to 4,000 individuals who work hard every day to build a recognized and reputable company.


UAP is a member of the Genuine Parts Company (GPC) family, an international service organization
engaged in the distribution of automotive replacement parts, industrial replacement parts, office products and electrical/electronic materials.
The Company serves numerous customers from more than 1,800 operations and has approximately 32,000 employees.

Driving forces

Since its foundation in 1926, United Auto Parts Limited has carved out an enviable position in the market. Today, UAP is known and recognized for its:

  • top-notch customer service
  • dynamic growth in all of its markets
  • ability to listen to its clients, partners and employees
  • 200 corporate stores, 14 distribution centres and 5 warehouses

In addition to its divisions, UAP boasts a vast network of associate and independent stores throughout Canada that carry NAPA and Traction products.

Two divisions, one priority—excellence

With outlets across Canada, UAP is organized into two main divisions:

  • The Auto Parts Division, which is mainly involved in the sale, distribution and marketing of replacement parts and supplies for cars and light trucks
  • The Heavy Vehicle Parts Division, which caters mainly to the needs of the trucking and construction sectors, as well as the mining and forest industries

Excellence (judgement, rigour, perseverance): UAP is dedicated to the highest level of performance. To achieve excellence, each individual needs to analyze situations with a clear logic, take calculated risks, foresee the consequences of actions, and plan and execute work realistically and with precision.

Initiative (innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship): We encourage our people to seek to improve work methods, question established rules and practices, suggest innovative solutions to problems and propose workable ideas. We want our employees to defend their ideas, be open to suggestions and implement them.

Professionalism (integrity, respect for others, accountability): At UAP, we don’t make promises we can’t keep. Professionalism means being on time for meetings, listening to others and respecting their opinions, giving credit where credit is due and acknowledging mistakes. Our employees feel responsible for expected results, take appropriate action and react positively to difficulties and pressures.

Commitment (leadership, motivation, communication): At UAP, our goal is to create a climate of trust and show enthusiasm for everything we do. We encourage each individual to willingly share ideas and information. We want all employees to impart their motivation and provide clear and regular feedback to those involved in achieving results.

Our business mission is quite simple: be the Canadian leader in the sale, distribution and marketing of quality aftermarket parts and accessories for automobiles and heavy vehicles.

UAP is made up of a team of qualified and motivated employees who are evolving in a dynamic environment. Our strong and dedicated team delivers exceptional service to ensure our clients’ successes.

It goes without saying that our reputation is rooted in our top-notch service, our ability to provide the best business solutions and our respect for commitments. We are an ally to our clients, partners and employees, accompanying them on their journey.

A brief history of a great entrepreneur.



The Auto Parts Division specializes in the sale, distribution and marketing of replacement parts and supplies as well as quality maintenance products and accessories for cars. What is NAPA Auto Parts?

  • 8 distribution centres across the country
Close to 600 NAPA Auto Parts stores and CMAX paint and body-shop supply stores
More than 350,000 parts, tools and accessories
NAPA, UltraPro, UltraCraft, BodyPro and other private brands that are synonymous with quality and great prices
The main supplier of more than 5,000 service centres, repair and body shops, and fleets
Know-how and expert advice from qualified professionals
  • Fast, friendly and effective service
A friendly environment for a pleasant shopping experience
The strength of a network of 6,000 NAPA stores throughout North America


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Primarily made up of Traction stores and TW Distribution centres, the Heavy Vehicle Parts Division’s mission is to service a variety of different customers in the market for aftermarket heavy vehicle replacement parts, throughout Canada. Our customers are present in numerous sectors:

  • Freight transportation
  • Forestry
  • School bus
Repair shops
  • And many more!

You can be sure that wherever heavy vehicles are found, Traction and TW are present. We serve 2 types of clientele:

  • Fleets and owner operators who repair and maintain their own vehicles
  • Repair shops responsible for the maintenance and reparation of their customers’ heavy vehicles

A Canada-wide network of 100 stores and 3 distribution centres, the Heavy Vehicle Parts Division offers a complete range of truck and trailer parts to a diversified and loyal customer base. Traction and TW are true heavy-weights in the market of heavy vehicle parts.


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