IDI names Walter Surface Technologies Industrial Supply Vertical Vendor of the Year

January 29, 2015

Montreal, QC – Walter Surface Technologies proudly announces that IDI Independent Distributors Inc. has selected Walter as their Industrial Supply Vertical Vendor of the year for 2014!

The annual award ceremony took place on January 21st, 2015 at the Eaton Chelsea hotel in Toronto, Ontario.

To determine the winner, IDI’s product committee first nominates their top 4 vendors. Then their 100 members are asked to fill out a detailed survey to rank each of the vendors on a number of criteria. Criteria include quality of the vendor program, quality of the customer service, quality of delivery, quality of the relationship, and overall value of the supplier.

“This year’s recipient Walter Surface Technologies richly deserved this award.” said John Morrison, Vice-President Supplier Relations at IDI. “Their outside sales work with our IDI distributor members and attention to these relationships at a senior management level made a difference in 2014”.

This is the third time that Walter Surface Technologies has received this award from IDI in the last 15 years.

“This is a great achievement for Walter Surface Technologies” said Chester Collier, Senior Vice-President at Walter Surface Technologies. “We are honoured to once again receive this award and will continue to set the bar to provide only the best to our customers!”

IDI is a network of Canadian distributors specializing in bearings, fluid power products, industrial supplies, janitorial supplies, power transmission products and safety supplies. Founded in 1981, IDI’s mission is to advance the interests of its members, customers, suppliers and staff, and to work in harmony towards the continuation of their success in a free enterprise system.

About Walter Surface Technologies

Walter Surface Technologies provides innovative solutions for the global metal working industry. From high performance abrasives, power tools and tooling to industrial parts washing systems, cleaners, degreasers and lubricants Walter focuses on helping its customers work better. Founded in 1952, the company is established in 7 countries throughout North America, South America and Europe. International headquarters is in Montreal and US headquarters is located in Windsor, Connecticut. Key certification and awards include ISO 9001: 2008, Wall Street Journal Award; Deutscher Material Preiz; American Eagle Award; CleanTech Cleaning Technology Award.