A brief history
of a great entrepreneur.
In 1926, Charles-Émile Préfontaine, known for his enthusiasm, charming smile and boundless optimism, embarked on a great adventure—building an auto parts distribution company.
What sparked the project? The rapid increase in the number of vehicles on the road in Quebec. Having worked as a mechanic for 10 years, Mr. Préfontaine noticed the constant growth of the automotive sector. As a result, United Auto Parts Limited opened its doors in Montreal.