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MDM Names Top Distributors in Five Sectors

Leaders in industrial, electrical, HVAC/plumbing/PVF, building materials, and power transmission/bearing sectors are named in new report.


Modern Distribution Management's first annual MDM Market Leaders and Distribution Landscape Report is now available. The report includes lists of the top distributors by revenue in each sector.

Wolseley came out on top for the industrial sector, with HD Supply and Grainger following in the Nos. 2 and 3 spots respectively. Forty-two companies were named as top distributors in the industrial sector. See the full list here.

MDM also published the top 25 electrical distributors by revenue, the top 10 building material/construction distributors, the top 12 HVAC/Plumbing/PVF distributors, and the top 10 Power Transmission/Bearing distributors. We also present summary lists for electronics, pharmaceuticals and plastics.

"The year 2009 was a rough year across the board for the distributors on our list, but more positive signs of recovery are starting to appear in 2010. Most of these distributors told us that despite the declines they saw in 2009, they have already started to see improvements in the first half of 2010," said Tom Gale, publisher of Modern Distribution Management.

"This report is a reflection of the past year while documenting where the distribution industry is today."

Subscribers to MDM can access the full MDM Market Leaders and Distribution Landscape Report, which includes in-depth articles on integrated supply, changing definitions of value, end-market opportunities and challenges, a look at how distributors and manufacturers are coping with limited resources going into 2010, and Trends in Mergers and Acquisitions.

The lists of the top distributors as well as company details and a list of buying and marketing groups are free to all users of

Subscribers can log-in to access the full report, which includes sector overviews, the lists, and all of the articles in the 2010 Distribution Landscape Report. (Not a subscriber? Subscribe now.)

Non-subscribers can purchase the full report in pdf for $195 by clicking here.

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