April 19, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies, a global industry leader in surface treatment technologies, was recently awarded the Supplier of the Year award by Indica Marketing Group.

Each year, Indica holds Sell-A-Rama, its Annual Buying Show which brings together key decision makers from distributor members and supplier partners from across Canada for face-to-face sales meetings.

Indica recognizes the outstanding performance by their supplier partners with the highest award of recognition within Indica - the Supplier of the Year Award. This year, Walter Surface Technologies took top honors for the fifth time.

“At Indica, we value the outstanding support we get from Walter as a group.” said Phil Cowan, Director of Marketing at Indica. “On behalf of all of us at Indica, congratulations again to everyone at Walter Surface Technologies on your outstanding accomplishment, and thank you for your continued support.”

This year, Walter was also awarded President’s Club status, for winning the Supplier of the Year Award three times over the last five years. Walter Surface Technologies has won the prestigious Supplier of the Year Award a grand total of five times, and has been a finalist every year since the inception of Indica’s Annual Buying Show in 2003.

“Having Indica recognize Walter as the Supplier of the Year and to receive President’s Club status is a great achievement, and a huge endorsement of the value that we place on our relationship with Indica and its members”, said Daimon Mussell, General Sales Manager, Mechanical Solutions, at Walter Surface Technologies. “Indica is an essential part of the industry and by working together; we are able to provide market-leading products and programs to all members.”

To determine the winner, over one hundred of Indica’s distributors submitted their votes to select their best supplier. The votes were based on the following criteria: sales support and training, customer service including warranty, returns and fill-rates, marketing programs, promotions, product merchandising support and the overall quality and performance of their products in the marketplace.

Indica Marketing Group is Canada’s largest Industrial, Construction and Safety Supply Group – with 180 Distributor Members and over 830 locations across the country. Since Indica began in 2002, Walter Surface Technologies has been one of the eleven priority suppliers.

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.