There are many different options in choosing suppliers for contractors and project managers on large or small-scale construction jobs from waterworks to telecommunications and industrial projects. However, choosing a supplier that is also a recognized distributor offers several advantages.
There are many different services that industrial distributors can offer in any type of job. Typically, these companies will offer highly competitive prices for the brands and manufacturers they offer. They don’t sell cheap, poor quality materials and supplies, which is also a benefit to contractors as they are assured of the quality of the orders they place.
To help contractors to understand the value in working with industry-leading industrial distributors, here are four essential roles these companies can play in your next project.
Understanding of the Industry
When placing orders for the project, knowing that the company you are ordering from has a working knowledge of your industry and job is very helpful. Often distributors can suggest superior products that are easier to install, have longer life cycles or that may help to reduce costs without any compromise.
Experience with Product Use
Understanding the potential questions or issues that may occur with ordering products is another advantage of a distributor. They can ask the important questions to make sure you are getting the right quality, grade or types of product for the specific job, saving delay and time.
Solutions to Challenges
It isn’t uncommon on any type of industrial job to experience something that isn’t according to plan. When these challenges occur, turning to knowledgeable industrial distributors can often result in a quick solution that helps the project to stay on schedule and on budget.
Availability of Product
Distributors also have the advantage of being directly connected to the manufacturer. This makes it easy to facility large orders, Just-In-Time shipments or to even arrange direct shipment from the manufacturer to the customer to reduce order turnaround time.