Posted May 24, 2017

Hitachi wins Sphere 1 award

Hitachi Power Tools has been recognized for the fifth year in a row for highest sales achievement by brand with Sphere 1 members.

“This award represents a long and lasting partnership commitment by the entire Hitachi team and our growing Sphere 1 membership, which is now 860-plus locations strong," said Carol Shackelford, CEO of Sphere 1, a cooperative of independent tool, fastener, and concrete accessory distributors. "Earlier this year, Hitachi hosted our Air Fastening Committee and other invited members to visit the Braselton, Georgia, facility for a new product update and group discussion about their 789 partnership enhancement process. Their excellent team, led by Hiro Yumoto and Joe Leffler, and hands-on leadership are contributing factors to Hitachi’s growing success with our membership.” 

Hitachi Power Tools vice president of sales and marketing, Joe Leffler added, “It’s amazing how our independent sales team has built upon this business year over year with Sphere 1 members. There are many respected brands in this group so to hold the top brand in volume for five years consecutively is a great accomplishment. This truly is a testimonial to the performance of our tools, and the efforts our employees put into this business each and every day.”

The award was presented at Sphere 1’s annual member meeting May 9-11 in Tucson, Arizona.