MSC Industrial Supply Co. has named Stanley Black & Decker its "Supplier of the Year." Stanley Black & Decker, a diversified, global provider of hand tools, power tools and engineered fastening systems based in New Britain, Connecticut, was selected from more than 3,000 top companies that work in partnership with MSC to solve mission-critical challenges for manufacturers.
MSC, a premier distributor of Metalworking and Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) supplies to industrial customers throughout North America, introduced its annual Supplier of the Year awards program in 2017. Award selection is based on a rigorous set of criteria, including a strategic approach to customer service, technology innovation, new product introductions, breadth and quality of brand portfolios, operational excellence, sales training and engagement, and sales and marketing materials.
"As a strategic supplier to MSC, Stanley Black & Decker continues to be one of our strongest partners and a leader in the supplier community, making a strong investment in people and solutions to help our mutual customers identify and deliver costs savings in their operations," said Greg Polli, Senior Vice President of Category Management for MSC.
In addition to the Supplier of the Year award, MSC recognized each of the following companies with a "Supplier Excellence" award: M.A. Ford Manufacturing Co., a manufacturer of advanced cutting technologies; Master Fluid Solutions, a manufacturer of a broad line of industrial fluid systems; SCHUNK, a manufacturer of autonomous clamping and gripping systems; and Walter AG, a metalworking company.
"Stanley Black & Decker and our four Supplier Excellence Award winners represent the best of the best of our suppliers in helping us deliver on our commitment to making our customers' businesses better," Polli said. "On behalf of our customers and associates, I'd like to congratulate them on their achievements."