Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

Nov 4, 2019

CEW 16 AD logo 400AD reported a 13% increase in member sales across its 12 divisions, totaling $35 billion in the first nine months of 2019. On a same-store basis by business unit, nine-month Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Pipe sales were up 5%; Industrial and Power Transmission sales were up 4%; Electrical sales were up 3%; and Building Materials was up 2%. By country, same-store sales in the U.S. grew 4%, Canada was up 5% and Mexico decreased 5%.

AD’s CEO Bill Weisberg said 2019 is shaping up to be a solid year for the AD community.

“In Q3, we celebrated our 100th member going live with AD e-Content via AD eCommerce, the 25th anniversary of our Industrial and Safety – U.S. Division and record-breaking attendance at our Fall meetings,” Weisberg said. “We’ve added 239 great members this year, 208 from the three mergers we completed and 31 from our ongoing recruiting activities. In addition, 30 independents joined AD when they were bought by our existing members. Seven members sold to other members within the group. We’re looking forward to a strong finish to the year, with projected total member sales at $46 billion.

Last week in Denver during the AD Electrical North American Meeting, many Canadians companies received awards during the Awards dinner. Congratulations to Acuity Brands for the 2019 AD Electrical Canadian Supplier for Dollar Growth winner, to Hammond Power Solutions for the 2019 AD Electrical Canadian Supplier for Percentage Growth Winner, To Robertson Electric for the 2019 AD Electrical Canadian Member for Highest Percentage Dollar Growth, to Electrimat for the 2019 AD Electrical Canadian Member for Percentage Growth and to Rittal Canada for the 2019 AD Electrical Supplier of the Year for Marketing Excellence.

Wholesale Sales - JanuaryWholesale sales increased for a second consecutive month, up 1.8% to $65.2 billion in January. While all subsectors reported higher sales, gains were concentrated in the motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories and the miscellaneous subsectors.

In volume terms, sales grew 1.7%.

Motor vehicle and agricultural supplies industries drive higher sales in January 

Sales in the motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts subsector grew 3.0% to $11.3 billion in January. 

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Omid NadiOmid Nadi, Trade Marketing Manager with Ledvance, is a Ryerson University grad coming out of their Marketing management program.

“During my education I had a big interest in innovation, disruption, and data analytics,” he noted, which has influenced his career direction.

While he was in school, he spent four years in appliance sales, “that really gave me a foundation and an understanding of sales and communication.”

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