Indica Marketing Group Names Walter Surface Technologies Supplier of the Year

April 29, 2015

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.

“Having Indica recognize Walter as the Supplier of the Year is a great achievement” said Chester Collier, Senior Vice President at Walter Surface Technologies. “Indica is an essential part of the industry and by working together; we are able to provide value-added services 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.

This is the fourth time that Walter has won the Supplier of the Year award, and it has been a finalist for this award every year since inception of the Annual Buying Show.

“At Indica, we value the tremendous support we get from Walter as a Group.” said Philips Cowan, Director of Marketing at Indica. “Our Distributors, through this award, recognize the tremendous support they get from Walter individually. 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 of our Group.”

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.