Affiliated Distributors

Our membership at Affiliated Distributors (A-D) helps strengthen the supply chain that your company can rely on.

We're a founding member of Affiliated Distributors (A-D), the largest wholesale buying and marketing group in North America. A-D unites more than 370 independent distributor companies with more than 3,000 locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

A-D commands over $25 billion in sales across five product verticals: electrical supplies, MRO and industrial supplies and safety,plumbing supplies, HVAC equipment and supplies and pipe, valves and fittings. Like Industrial Supply, A-D distributors are market-leading distributors, each dedicated to the resources and capabilities you need to reduce supply chain costs.

What does that mean for you? It means significant purchasing advantages by buying as a $25 billion entity. It means that there's, virtually, no tool we can't get. Even in the rare case that we don't have something, our A-D membership lets us get it – even just a single tool – from another member company. No wonder A-D members in every division have grown more quickly than the industry as a whole.