About CAPS

Central Alberta Paint & Supplies (CAPS in Red Deer) and Canadian Auto Paint Supply (CAPS in Edmonton) were founded in 1964 by Fred Ladwig Sr.

Today, with headquarters in Red Deer, Alberta, CAPS continues to provide high quality paint, body supplies and aftermarket automotive parts to automotive customers and body shops across Canada and the U.S. through Fred Ladwig Jr.

We Cater to Auto Body Professionals & Automotive Enthusiasts

Supplier of Auto Body Paints, Parts & Supplies

CAPS supplies a full range of up-to-date paints, parts and supplies for Paint & Auto Body jobs as well as After Market jobs to all automotive enthusiasts from the end user to professional installer.  We cover it all from:

  • Automotive Parts to
  • Paint & Body Supplies to
  • Collision Parts to
  • High Performance Parts to
  • Engine and Equipment to
  • After Market products.

Our current SKU offering is well over 100,000 and growing daily to meet and exceed your needs.

Help to Purchase your Paints!

We use Automotive Art’s Explore Color tool to allow you to explore paint colors and choices.  This tool is available online OR can be downloaded from our website and installed on your desktop.

We also have an online Paints Finder tool to help you locate the paint or paint product you are looking for once you decide on color.  You can filter by category and you can also use our description search.

Help to Purchase your Parts & Supplies

Our online search tools will help you quickly find what you need from our large inventory.  To do so, you can use either our online Parts Finder or Supplies Finder tools.

For Parts Finder, you can filter by year/make/model and part category & sub-categories. You can also use our description search.

For Supplies Finder, you can filter by  manufacturer (category) and sub-categories. You can also use our description search.

Our Staff can also Help!

Our CAPS Auto Parts team is ready to serve you! Whether you know the exact part or supply you’re looking for or you have no clue where to even start, our trained and certified parts counter staff can help you out.

With access to thousands of parts at our fingertips, we can quickly and accurately help you get your hands on the parts and supplies you need to get your repair/restoration job done.

Three Stores + Three Warehouses + Partner Warehousing

In addition to our 3 stores, CAPS keeps inventory in 3 warehouses here in Canada.  Additionally, we work directly with partners who also store inventory throughout Canada. No matter what you need, we’ll have access to it!  So, call us at one of our stores:

Central Alberta Paint & Supplies Ltd

5825 Kerry Wood Dr
Red Deer, AB T4N 4X4
403-346-6707 & 1-800-223-8819

Canadian Auto Paint Supply

11246 163 St NW
Edmonton, AB T5M 1Y6

Ladwig’s Automotive – Hard Parts/Machine Shop

5910 54 Ave
Red Deer, AB T4N 4M6


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