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KNIPEX Tools Joins NetPlus Alliance

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — KNIPEX Tools announces that it joined NetPlus Alliance, a buying group for industrial and contractor supply distributors.

KNIPEX Tools is the largest manufacturer of professional quality pliers in the world, producing up to 65,000 pliers a day. KNIPEX Tools strives to be the best pliers manufacturer in terms of quality, innovation and efficiency and its pliers satisfy the highest expectation in terms of performance, ergonomics and service life.

“KNIPEX Tools continues to grow and expand in the industrial market,” said Todd Shumate, vice president of sales. “Joining NetPlus Alliance allows their distributor members to provide the broadest product offering of professional pliers to their customer base. KNIPEX will be able to provide incremental sales revenue without duplicating or cannibalizing their existing hand tool product category sales.”

KNIPEX Tools has more than 1,100 different professional pliers available to the NetPlus Alliance distributor member base. These professional pliers are used by a wide variety of customers who use hand tools on a daily basis. With the range of resources that NetPlus Alliance provides, this is a very beneficial relationship for both their distributor members and KNIPEX Tools.

About NetPlus Alliance
Founded in 2002, NetPlus Alliance brings industrial and contractor supplies distributors of all sizes together to improve net profit, share best practices and open doors to new opportunities.

NetPlus Alliance leverages the group power and volume of 382 distributors and counting to negotiate rebate programs with a broad selection of industrial and contractor supplies manufacturers and wholesalers. Categories include abrasives, adhesives, anchors, casters, chemicals, cutting tools, fasteners, hand tools, hoists, hoses, janitorial supplies, ladders, machine tools, material handling, paints, power tools, safety, saw blades, tape and film products, vending and welding equipment. Through its strong marketing programs, NetPlus Alliance works to steer distributor purchases to its actively growing list of suppliers, which currently includes over 155 manufacturers, wholesalers and business service suppliers. For additional information, contact Zach Brado at (716) 438-2014 or visit www.NetPlusAlliance.com.

About KNIPEX Tools
KNIPEX Tools LP is the North American sales and marketing organization of KNIPEX-Werk and is located in Arlington Heights, Ill. KNIPEX-Werk, Wuppertal, Germany, is the largest manufacturer of professional quality pliers in the world, producing up to 65,000 pliers per day, or up to 325,000 pliers each week. The company concentrates its efforts on being the best pliers manufacturer in terms of quality, innovation and efficiency and its pliers satisfy the highest expectations in terms of performance, ergonomics and service life. www.knipex-tools.com.

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