The Northern Auto Parts Ltd. was started in 1925 by A.J. (Albert) Tatchell, grandfather of the current principals. This has always been a family-owned and family-run business with the current owners being third-generation.
The current president and General Manager is Don Tatchell. Don has been involved in the business since 1972 and has served as president of Independent Distributors Ltd (IDL). IDL is a well-established buying group of independent jobbers in Western Canada.
Alan Tatchell joined the operation in 1984 and is vice-president of the company. He is in charge of operations and looks after inventory management.
The secretary-treasurer for the firm is Jack Tatchell, having been with Northern Auto since 1974. He was previously a member of the Board of Directors of the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) serving as chairman of the Saskatchewan Division.
Having a total of 75 years of experience between them, these three men assumed ownership of the operation of Northern Auto Parts from their father, Larry Tatchell, in 1994 and have continued its successful operations since that time.
Northern Auto Parts has been an active member of the Automotive Industries Association of Canada since 1949—making us its second oldest member in Canada—and continues its involvement through various functions and meetings.
In 1996, the company aligned itself with Uni-Select in order to best meet the needs of our expanding clientele base. Uni-Select is one of the largest suppliers of automotive aftermarket products in North America. This offers total product line coverage with prompt accessibility of these parts to our business associates.