East Granby, Conn. – IBC has announced the addition of Amada Machine Tools America, Inc., to its buying group as a Preferred Supplier of band saw machines, along with complementary band saw blades, milling machines, grinders, and turning centers.
Amada Machine Tools is a division of the Amada Group, one of the world’s major comprehensive metal working machine manufacturers. Internationally, Amada is renowned for its innovation in technology across numerous metal working machine types. With trendsetting production solutions and a high level of economic efficiency and productivity, Amada produces a full line of high-quality machine tool technology, turning, grinding, and sawing products.
Best known for its high-production, high-value bandsaw products, Amada will supply IBC members with specific solutions, ongoing technical and product support, five different distribution centers, and access to a full line of world class bandsaw machines. Kent Hughes, Amada’s North America Business Manager, said that Amada’s new alliance with IBC and its members will help both entities better navigate the changing distribution market. “We’re the only company that produces both band saw machines and blades,” Hughes explained, “and all under a single brand that’s well known for providing high quality products and customer service.”
With five North American redistribution centers and weld shops in Los Angeles, Houston, Philadelphia, and Defiance, Oh., Amada is well positioned to support IBC members in their efforts to provide industrial cutting tool products and services to customers in North America.
“Amada is an ideal choice for our members,” said Nancy Schwind, IBC’s Director of Business Development. “By giving our Independent Distributors a new supplier choice for high-production, high-precision bandsaw blades, we’re putting the power in their hands with a line of products that’s already proven itself in the market. It’s a win-win for everyone involved.”
IBC is one of North America’s leading alliances of industrial, bearing & power transmission, electrical, and subassembly distributors with over 550 branch locations and total sales in excess of $6.64 billion. The organization provides multi-location customers a streamlined, cost-effective, dynamic purchasing source for national and regional contracts. IBC provides its Independent Distributors and Preferred Suppliers the tools, resources and market access needed to thrive in today’s competitive marketplace, including a unique collaboration forum. IBC is a Hispanic Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).