NetPlus Alliance Adds Bosch Power Tools As Supplier

The addition strengthens an already lengthy list of over 120 suppliers, which covers industrial MRO and contractor product lines . . .

Lockport, NY - NetPlus Alliance, North America's largest buying group for industrial and contractor supplies distributors, announced the addition of Bosch Power Tools as its newest supplier beginning June 1.

Bosch provides innovative, technologically advanced products and solutions for the construction industry that meet the highest standards in speed, precision and durability.

The addition of Bosch strengthens NetPlus Alliance’s already lengthy list of over 120 suppliers, which cover a broad spectrum of industrial MRO and contractor product lines, including abrasives, cutting tools, power tools, hand tools, material handling products, fasteners, janitorial supplies, paints and lubricants, valves and fittings, safety products and much more.

NetPlus Alliance President Dan Judge said his company is excited to partner with a world class organization like Robert Bosch Tool Corporation. He noted that being the first buying group to work with Bosch is equally exciting.

“Our members are always looking for new ways to grow their business - and Bosch Power Tools allows our members to do just that. Bosch is a perfect fit for us to continue to achieve our goals of aggressive growth in 2012 and beyond,” Judge said.

As a leading global supplier of consumer goods and building technology, Bosch understands the need for construction professionals to be able to rely on their industry partners for technical expertise and innovative thinking.

Jamie Sylvia, director of Industrial Field Sales at Bosch, is thrilled to team up with NetPlus, adding that the partnership will be beneficial for both parties.

“Bosch is very excited to partner with NetPlus Alliance to gain new customers and market share together in 2012 and beyond. The combination of the current NetPlus customer base and the Bosch product offering is a natural fit for growth in the marketplace,” Sylvia said.

About NetPlus Alliance

Founded in 2002, NetPlus Alliance leverages its 416 distributor members’ collective purchasing power, to provide profitable rebates, negotiated group pricing, incentive programs and special promotions.

Through its strong marketing programs, NetPlus Alliance works to steer distributor purchases to its 118 product suppliers.

In 2011, NetPlus Alliance’s total member purchases grew by 36%. Over the last two years, core growth has exceeded 20%, and their exclusive GAIN program has delivered $2.2 million in new business to supplier partners. The most successful distributors have one thing in common: they are committed to improving their profitability by supporting the manufacturers and wholesalers that are part of NetPlus.

About Bosch

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. According to preliminary figures, more than 300,000 associates generated sales of $71.5 billion in the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology in fiscal year 2011.

In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, solar energy, healthcare telemedicine and software innovations. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs over 22,500 associates in more than 100 locations, with sales of $9.8 billion in fiscal year 2011, per preliminary figures.  For more information, visit www.boschusa.com.

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