JGB Makes MDM's List of Top 5 Largest Hose Distributors
By mdm.com - Modern Distribution Management: Wholesale Distribution News
Top Hose & Accessories Distributors
|Lewis-Goetz & Co (ERIKS)|
|JGB Enterprises, Inc.||more info...|
This is the third annual report on the state of the distribution industry, which includes the lists of the top distributors in 14 sectors, many of which appear on these two pages. These are the 2012 MDM Market Leaders. The lists are ranked in order of fiscal 2011 revenue size alone; no other factors were used to compile these lists.
These lists reflect North American revenues where they are clearly broken out by the global distributors. For example, rather than list Wolseley PLC as the top industrial distributor, we listed its North American subsidiaries, Ferguson/ Wolseley Canada.
We collected data for this report in several ways. Companies were asked to fill out a form online providing data about revenues, trends and executives. In addition, forms were sent to companies known to be the largest players in their sectors. We also utilized SEC annual filings for public companies.
In the end, not every company was willing to provide us with revenue data for 2011, yet we deemed it important to include them anyway (e.g. McMaster-Carr, SunSource, etc.).
We utilized several resources to estimate where to place these companies on their respective lists.
These resources included: past reported revenues, average revenue increases within the sectors, data from economic reports and conversations with industry experts. All companies for which we estimated revenues and/ or position are notated with "N/A".
Revenues for all companies in this report are in U.S. dollars. For companies who report their data in other currencies, we converted their revenues to U.S. dollars using the exchange rate in place on the last day of that company's reported fiscal year to determine ranking.