LOCKPORT, NY — Industrial and contractor supplies buying group NetPlus Alliance posted a 12 percent increase in purchases in 2015 over 2014. This above-average growth comes in back-to-back years, with a strong 2014, when the group saw a year-over-year increase of 13.5 percent. The group added 30 new distributor members and 26 new suppliers in 2015.
“Once again, NetPlus has surpassed the annual growth in the industrial supplies market, as tracked by our NetPlus Business Index,” said Jennifer Murphy, President of NetPlus Alliance. “As day-to-day business challenges are heightened by ongoing economic turbulence, there is no better time to consider joining a buying group; profitability is paramount to the long-term success of independent distributors. NetPlus continues to provide programs that deepen engagement between our distributor members and manufacturer partners, including our new Growth Plus joint sales planning program.”
The NetPlus Continuing Education program hosted more than 70 distributors at on-site events at manufacturer and manufacturer representative training facilities in 2015. And last year, NetPlus hosted over 3,000 meetings.
Founded in 2002, NetPlus Alliance brings industrial and contractor supplies distributors of all sizes together to improve net profit, share best practices, and open doors to new opportunities.
NetPlus Alliance leverages the group power and volume from 375 distributors to negotiate rebate programs with a broad selection of industrial and contractor supplies manufacturers and wholesalers. Categories include abrasives, adhesives, anchors, casters, chemicals, cutting tools, fasteners, hand tools, hoists, hoses, janitorial supplies, ladders, machine tools, material handling, paints, power tools, safety, saw blades, tape and film products, and vending and welding equipment.