Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

February 2, 2017

2016 AD Member Sales up 9% to Record Breaking US$34.4 BillionAD, the US$34.4 billion contractor and industrial products wholesale buying / marketing group, reports that sales for all AD members, across all seven divisions and three countries, grew by 9% in 2016. This growth includes ongoing members, new members and losses due to consolidation.

On a same store basis, AD members grew 3%. By country, AD member same store sales in Canada were up 5%; AD member U.S., 2%; and AD Mexico, 25%. By industry, electrical was up 1%; plumbing, PVF & HVAC was up 3%; industrial was down 4%; bearings & power transmission was flat, and building materials was up 16%.

“Despite headwinds in industrial and energy markets and price deflation within certain large product categories, member purchases from AD Suppliers grew by 9% and net distributions to AD nembers grew by 15%,” observes Bill Weisberg, AD’s Chairman and CEO. “We also had huge advancements in eCommerce, HR and Procurement Services. For instance, we created over one million enhanced, normalized and attributed SKUs, and are playing a support role to help our members refine their digital strategy and launch their webstores. Our role is to help our members compete and win, now and in the future.”

AD is the largest contractor and industrial products wholesale buying group in North America. AD provides independent distributors and manufacturers of construction and industrial products with support and resources that accelerate growth.

For more information, visit: www.adhq.com.

Digital Twin MarketA recent Markets & Markets report estimates the Digital Twin market will grow from US$3.8 billion in 2019, to US$35.8 billion per year by 2025, at a CAGR of 45.4%. Digital Twin software is already revolutionizing industries such as healthcare, architecture, aerospace, defence, and automotive and transportation.

Furthermore, the global smart infrastructure market, which includes the Digital Twin sector, is expected to thrive at a considerable CAGR between 2020 and 2025 as demand for the smart infrastructure has been a booming year on year, reports Market Research Explore - details. 

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David GordonBy David Gordon

COVID-19 has heightened the benefit of, and interest in, eCommerce for electrical distributors. Our second and third COVID-19 Electrical Market Sentiment Reports have shown that those with an eCommerce offering have seen online sales increases. Further, from conversations with distributors, their site activity increased. The benefit is that these companies had lower sales declines (and some increases), and were able to better serve their customers.

A further benefit is that their remote workforce had access to an online resource, other than manufacturers, for quick, easy, product research.

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