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North American buying group AD, Wayne, PA, the member owned buying/marketing group, announced today the merger with IDI Independent Distributors Inc., effective April 1st, 2019. IDI brings 107 independent industrial Canadian distributors with over 364 locations into the AD family. AD also welcomes 21 new employees and a distribution center located in Mississauga, Ontario as part of the transaction.
IDI President Rob Dewar will take on the role as President of AD Canada Industrial & Safety.
This is AD’s ninth merger since the group’s founding and its fourth merger within Canada. AD Canadian members represent 20 percent of AD consolidated sales.
Coming on the heels of AD’s January acquisition of the IDC-USA group, the IDI merger further enhances the group’s private label and redistribution capabilities, reaffirms AD’s commitment to independent industrial distribution throughout North America andreinforces the value of single industry groups coming together under the AD multi-industry umbrella.