Posted November 13, 2018

Stellar named Snap-on affiliate of the year

Stellar Industrial Supply announced that it received the Affiliate-of-the-Year Award from Snap-on Industrial Brands.

The award recognizes Stellar Industrial Supply for its commitment in time, resources, planning, as well as its demonstrated ability to execute and grow with Snap-on Industrial Brands year over year to increase revenues.

“The Affiliate-of-the-Year Award recognizes Stellar Industrial Supply as an outstanding partner at all levels, particularly their expertise in delivering great solutions and great value for our customers,” said Michael Carr, vice president U.S. Distribution and Canada, Snap-on.

Tacoma, Washington-based Stellar is a privately held, ISO/AS9120-certified premier industrial supplier. Its specialists, sales force and customer experience managers serve small, medium and large manufacturers, federal, state and local municipalities, and commercial construction companies across the United States. Stellar’s growth strategy is focused on developing strong customer partnerships.

“The Stellar Industrial Supply vision is ‘Ideal Customer-Supplier Partnerships,’ and when we say that we mean it with equal importance for both our customers and supplier partners alike. Our engagement with Snap-on Industrial Brands is a prime example of our vision in action,” said John Wiborg, Stellar Industrial Supply president and CEO.

Stellar supports that vision with its Documented Cost Savings Program (DCS), where Stellar works with supplier partners to bring innovative solutions to customers that maximize production and enhance overall profitability. In 2017, Stellar combined with partners to save more than $17.5 million in customer-approved documented cost savings. For example, 3M and Stellar saved customers more than $5.3 million, and work with Sandvik Coromant saved more than $3.1 million.

Since inception in 2010, the DCS program has generated more than $88 million in customer-approved documented cost savings.

“With Snap-on Industrial Brands, Stellar can confidently go to our customer partners and help them improve their financial and operating picture by offering solutions that help reduce costs and optimize production. We are extremely honored to be recognized in this way by a world class organization like Snap-on,” said Wiborg.