Vanguard National Alliance Merges with supplyFORCE

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA — Effective February 10, 2014 Vanguard National Alliance (VNA) merged with supplyFORCE to create a comprehensive MRO solution for North America.  The two companies will continue to do business as supplyFORCE, with their corporate headquarters based in King of Prussia, PA.  The new organization will manage over $400 million in contract volume and have more than 3,500 branch locations.

supplyFORCE offers customers a single, comprehensive solution for multiple product categories including; Industrial, PVF and Safety supplies along with the most complete electrical offering of any national account provider including 100% Rockwell coverage in North America. supplyFORCE provides the customer with options for creating transactional efficiencies including a world class web catalog.

The supplyFORCE business model also offers sourcing and procurement services to help customers significantly reduce vendor count and drive savings for their unique and lower volume MRO requirements and spot buys.  supplyFORCE combines extensive product category knowledge with North America’s largest network of qualified suppliers known for their industry expertise and technical support to deliver MRO solutions.   To learn more about supplyFORCE, please visit our homepage at

VNA has provided North American Rockwell Automation distributors with national and regional contract solutions for over 10 years.  Rockwell Automation is the leading automation and controls manufacturer in North America.

John Burke and Kevin Powell, chairman of the boards of supplyFORCE and VNA respectively, jointly commented, “We look forward to beginning the integration of these two great organizations which will enable us to deliver what we feel will be the best national agreement solution in the market today.”

John Ludlam, President of supplyFORCE, said, “VNA will make an ideal fit with supplyFORCE enabling us to enhance the value we bring to customers as well as complementing our strategy for accelerated growth.”

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