Hitachi Power Tools awarded for highest sales to Sphere 1 members by brand for 3rd consecutive year.

Receives preferred supplier brand recognition at annual member meeting.

Hitachi Power Tools (Hitachi Koki USA, Ltd.) has been recognized for the third year in a row for highest sales by brand with Sphere 1 members, a cooperative of independent tool and fastener distributors. Hitachi received this top award over 94 other Sphere 1 preferred suppliers.

The Pro is back and Hitachi is feeling the effects as is evidenced by the volume of pneumatic tools consumed with Sphere 1. Sphere 1 members distribute products used in residential and multi-family construction. The Hitachi brand resonates extremely well within this segment based on the long standing reputation of its durable and dependable line of pneumatic nailers and staplers.

Sphere 1 CEO, Carol Shackelford noted, “This award represents a long and lasting partnership commitment by the entire Hitachi team and our growing Sphere 1 membership which is now 650+ locations strong. Hitachi has much to celebrate with their new state-of-the-art Braselton, GA facility and recent Hitachi Social Innovation gathering, which hosted many market influencers as well as Sphere 1 management. Hitachi is positioned as a top branded contender in 2015 and we look forward to growing our business with their fine organization.”

Hitachi Power Tools Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Joe Leffler adds, “We are pleased to be recognized as the top brand in total sales of the Sphere 1 group. We are honored to win this award for the third year in a row. Thank you to all employees within Hitachi and all those employees within the Sphere 1 distributor group for getting us here!”

The award was presented at Sphere 1’s Annual Member Meeting during May 4-8, 2015 at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, NV.

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