August 27, 2015—An online directory went live at findadistributor.com, putting North America's vast industrial equipment distributor network at the fingertips of manufacturing and supply chain professionals looking for lifting, moving, storage and delivery technologies.
Finding the right supplier of the appropriate technology can be a challenge for small and large end- user facilities. Often, a local provider is priority and, other times, a more specialist supplier is required.
findadistributor.com connects material-handling equipment distributors and dealers with end users consuming their equipment. Companies that provide a product or service related to the lifting, movement and storage of materials in North America can upload their own details (via a simple payment procedure) to be found by end users looking for the right equipment for the job.
findadistributor.com founder Mark Bridger said: "I have worked with companies in North America's industrial equipment sector for many years, and wanted to provide a cost-effective marketing tool for distributors and providers who serve specific geographic areas. There are a myriad of online marketing and search engine tools available, but most are too broad in geography or generic in audience. findadistributor.com effectively puts distributors and dealers where they can be found by local customers."
Conveyors and conveying equipment; overhead traveling cranes, hoists and monorail systems; industrial lift trucks and stackers; mezzanines, racking and storage products; and other material-handling equipment are featured in searches.
Listings on findadistributor.com can include logo, address, telephone, fax, email, website and recent social media posts, plus a list of products and services. All company information is made readily available for buyers to source by U.S. state, town or city; product category; or company name. Search results even include a detailed Google Maps image of the location of the distributor or dealer.
Buyers in the automotive industry; plastics and electronics; pharmaceutical, healthcare, food and beverage; warehousing logistics; foundries; and aerospace sectors are among a growing community starting equipment-buying processes at findadistributor.com
The website also hosts details of relevant manufacturers and training providers, putting the entire material-handling, logistics, assembly and distribution networks in one easy-to-use directory. A newsstand of trade journals and a daily news service are also expected to be popular features.