EAST GRANBY, CT — IBC recently announced the addition of Aurora, OH-based A2Z Industrial Distributor to its network as an independent distributor of indirect material for the manufacturing, oil, gas and coal, health and wellness, and food service industries. A2Z’s customer mix includes both small and large businesses, government agencies, military and educational institutions, health and wellness organizations, maintenance and janitorial contractors.
Established in 2007, A2Z Industrial Distributor found early success in the distribution of brand name safety products. “Every business needs safety products, but we recognize that in today’s competitive global environment, customers need a wide range of solid, quality products with an effective price structure,” said Allison Shumilinski, President, A2Z Industrial Distributor. “As we continue to grow, we’re focusing on developing complementary MRO product packages that help our customers save money, reduce POs and streamline purchasing.”
A2Z’s strong partnerships with brand manufacturers provide them with a direct focus on serving customers in the most convenient way. “Our goal is to leverage our buying capabilities, carry a large inventory of products, provide competitive pricing structure, and add value to our customers,” added Shumilinski. A2Z touts its e-commerce website as an important tool for growing its business online. “Our customers are increasingly looking for a fast and easy shopping experience. Combining our e-commerce capabilities with the broader range of products that we’ll gain access to though IBC, positions us well for future growth.”
The addition of A2Z Industrial Distributor to the IBC network is a strategic addition to both IBC’s buying group and its National Contract Program. “Our goal is to identify distributors in key regions where we anticipate a high level of growth and opportunity to thrive in both our buying group — and to participate in National or Minority Contract opportunities,” said Ron Nuñez, President & COO, IBC. Nuñez also cited A2Z’s status as a woman-owned business. “Increasingly, end user customers are looking to grow their diversity spend programs with women and minority-owned businesses. IBC has an established Minority Contract Program for helping its distributors uncover and develop new opportunities in the area of supplier diversity; providing them with a unique business platform for growing their business.”