Affiliated Distributors Announces Founding AD Mexico Members

AD's president states the initial members will sell more than $600 million in electrical products a year and represent more than 12 percent of the total electrical distributor market in Mexico.

WAYNE, PA — Affiliated Distributors (AD), the largest industrial and construction products buying and marketing group in North America, is pleased to announce the first wave of founding members for its AD Mexico chapter.

Ed Crawford, AD’s president of the U.S. electrical division and international development stated, “We are extremely gratified by the reception AD has received in Mexico. Our initial members sell more than $600 Million USD in electrical products a year and represent more than 12 percent of the total electrical distributor market in Mexico. With a combined 46 branches, they cover 28 of Mexico’s 32 States, and have more than 1,400 employees.”

Carlos Garcia, AD’s vice president and managing director of Latin America said, “Our founding members include many of the most important distributors in Mexico and we are receiving exceptional support from the electrical supplier community. AD’s track record of delivering above market growth and profitability is well known.”

Luis Carlos Garza, president of ABSA, one of the top electrical distributors in Mexico and a founding member commented, “We have seen the positive impact that AD has had on electrical distributors and suppliers in the U.S. and Canada and we look forward to working with Carlos and our fellow founding members as we customize the AD platform for Mexico and continue to build out our distributor and supplier relationships.”

Gerardo Ayala, executive director of Risoul, one of the largest electrical and control distributors in Mexico shared, “This association with Affiliated Distributors will enable us to adopt the best practices related to the strategic association between distributors and suppliers which will drive a mutually beneficial focus on  customer service and business success.“

The founding members of AD Mexico include ABSA, Bricos, Elektron, Hermos, Risoul and Sensa. 

Affiliated Distributors provides Independent Distributors and Manufacturers of construction and industrial products with support and resources that accelerate growth. Its 540-plus independently owned members span seven industries and three countries with annual sales in excess of $30 Billion. For more information visit:

More in Economy