Posted October 31, 2023

AD owner members achieve record sales 

AD reported that owner member sales through nine months of 2023 reached a new record of $57.6 billion, an increase of 3% across 14 divisions and three countries.

Eighty new companies joined the group through the first nine months of the year, half of which came via acquisition by existing members and the balance from other groups on their own. Thirty-five of AD’s existing 866 members were sold to outside entities.

Owner member same-store sales grew 6% through the first nine months of 2023. By country, same-store sales in the U.S. were up 7%, while same-store for Canada and Mexico were up 6% in CAD and 1% in MXN, respectively.

The AD divisions with the highest growth were Safety at 13%, and Electrical, Industrial and Bearings/PT at 9% each.

“Our multi-industry/multi-country strategy, coupled with our investments in value added programs and services and positive collaboration with our supplier partners propel us forward,” said AD Chairman and CEO Bill Weisberg.