Stellar Industrial Supply Wins AD Industrial & Safety Conversion of the Year Award
Alongside Klein Tools helps a Major International Aerospace Manufacturer Realize $1M+ Annual savings for Kitting Bag Purchases
Tacoma, WA, October 18, 2019 — Stellar Industrial Supply today announced it has been named winner of the AD Industrial & Safety Conversion of the Year Award in the MRO category. Teaming with Klein Tools, Stellar Industrial Supply helped a major international aerospace manufacturer switch products and realize $1M+ in savings on Kitting Bag purchases in 2018.
“We are ecstatic to win this award that exemplifies how companies can truly partner toward creating outstanding experiences and successful outcomes for joint customers. Working with Klein Tools we were able to offer a compelling solution with a more efficient product that also saved our customer more than $1M in kitting bag costs. This is a significant contract that we expect will grow significantly over the next two years,” said John Wiborg, Stellar Industrial Supply CEO.
Stellar Industrial Supply is the nation’s fastest-growing supplier, distributing more than 35,000 MRO (maintenance, repair and operation) products and tools from more than 1,500 brands for Safety, Metalworking, Marine Supply, Aerospace and other general manufacturing and processing organizations. The company also offers customized Indirect Material Management solutions.
AD is the member owned contractor and industrial products wholesale buying/marketing group.
With more than 5,000 branches from 700 plus independently-owned members, AD is North America’s largest marketing/buying group for construction and industrial supplies.
Stellar Industrial Supply is known in the industry for its Documented Cost Savings (DCS) program that creates “Ideal Customer-Supplier Partnerships”. Working on behalf of both parties, Stellar Industrial Supply deploys the most efficient, cost-effective products that optimize plant operations and help run them smartly and safely.
In 2018, the DCS program saved Stellar customers more than $20.2 million in customer approved, documented cost savings. Since 2010, the DCS program has generated more than $103 million combined in customer approved documented cost savings.
About Stellar Industrial Supply
Founded in 1988, Stellar Industrial Supply distributes more than 35,000 MRO (maintenance, repair and operation) products and tools from more than 1,500 brands for Safety, Metalworking, and Marine Supply, general manufacturing and processing, machine and metalworking shops, and marine and construction organizations. Stellar also offers customized Indirect Material Management solutions; and a broad array of hand tools, power tools, cutting tools, abrasives, aerosol chemicals and paints, shop supplies, safety, marine and construction supplies. Stellar was named by Progressive Distributor Magazine ‘Distributor of the Year’ award for 2010; and was named by 3M as ‘2011 Premier Distributor of the Year’. Stellar is a proud member of Affiliated Distributors and the Industrial Supply Association.