Stellar Industrial Supply Named Affiliate-of-the-Year by Snap-on Industrial Brands

Recognized for its deep commitment in time, resources, and planning at all levels of the partnership

Stellar Industrial Supply today announced it has been named Affiliate-of-the-Year Award winner by Snap-on Industrial Brands. The Affiliate-of-the-Year Award recognizes Stellar Industrial Supply for the deep commitment in time, resources, planning, as well as its demonstrated ability to execute and grow with Snap-on Industrial Brands year-over-year to increase revenues.

“The Affiliate-of-the-Year Award recognizes Stellar Industrial Supply as an outstanding partner at all levels, particularly their expertise in delivering great solutions and great value for our customers,” said Michael Carr, Vice President US Distribution and Canada, Snap-on.

Stellar Industrial Supply is a privately held, ISO/AS9120-certified premier industrial supplier. Its specialists, sales force and customer experience managers serve small, medium and large manufacturers; federal, state and local municipalities; and commercial construction companies across the United States. Stellar’s growth strategy is focused on developing strong customer partnerships.

“The Stellar Industrial Supply vision is ‘Ideal Customer-Supplier Partnerships,’ and when we say that we mean it with equal importance for both our customers and supplier partners alike. Our engagement with Snap-on Industrial Brands is a prime example of our Vision in action,” said John Wiborg, Stellar Industrial Supply President and CEO.

Supporting that vision overall for Stellar Industrial Supply is its Documented Cost Savings Program (DCS), where Stellar works with their supplier partners to bring innovative solutions to customers that maximize production and enhance overall profitability. In 2017 alone, Stellar together with partners combined to save more than $17.5 million in customer approved documented cost savings. By way of example, 3M and Stellar saved customers more than $5.3 million, and work with Sandvik Coromant saved more than $3.1 million.

To date, since inception in 2010, the DCS program has generated more than $88 million in customer approved documented cost savings.

“With Snap-on Industrial Brands, Stellar can confidently go to our customer partners and help them improve their financial and operating picture by offering solutions that help reduce costs and optimize production. We are extremely honored to be recognized in this way by a world class organization like Snap-on,” continued Wiborg.

About Snap-On

Snap-on Incorporated is a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair information and systems solutions for professional users performing critical tasks. Products and services include hand and power tools, tool storage, diagnostics software, information and management systems, shop equipment and other solutions for vehicle dealerships and repair centers, as well as for customers in industries, including aviation and aerospace, agriculture, construction, government and military, mining, natural resources, power generation and technical education. Snap-on also derives income from various financing programs to facilitate the sales of its products and support its franchise business. Products and services are sold through the company’s franchisee, company-direct, distributor and internet channels. Founded in 1920, Snap-on is a $3.7 billion, S&P 500 company headquartered in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

About Stellar Industrial Supply

Founded in 1988 Stellar Industrial Supply distributes more than 35,000 MRO (maintenance, repair and operation) products and tools from more than 1,500 brands for Safety, Metalworking, and Marine Supply, general manufacturing and processing, machine and metal working shops, and marine and construction organizations. Stellar also offers customized Indirect Material Management solutions; and a broad array of hand tools, power tools, cutting tools, abrasives, aerosol chemicals and paints, shop supplies, safety, marine and construction supplies. Stellar was named by Progressive Distributor Magazine ‘Distributor of the Year’ award for 2010; and was named by 3M as its ‘2011 Premier Distributor of the Year’. Stellar is a proud member of Affiliated Distributors and the Industrial Supply Association.

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