Stanley Black & Decker joins the BMF

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has welcomed Stanley Black and Decker as its latest supplier member.

Established in 1843, Stanley Black & Decker is the worldwide leader in tools and storage, with an annual turnover of around $14 billion.

Stanley Black & Decker employs 61,000 people worldwide, manufactures in 120 countries and sells products in over 180 countries. Merchants, tradespeople and do-it-yourselfers alike rely on them every day for the toughest, strongest, most innovative hand tools, power tools, accessories and storage solutions on the market.

Ian Taylor, national account manager at Stanley Black & Decker, said: “Joining the BMF is a fantastic opportunity to partner with the leading merchants in the UK market and grow our businesses together.

“In our fast-moving marketplace, it’s more important than ever that leading brands and distributors identify changing consumer needs, and work in partnership to deliver a great customer experience. Stanley Black and Decker sees the BMF as a key partner to help us on this journey.”

Welcoming Stanley Black & Decker into membership, John Newcomb, chief executive officer of the BMF, added: “It’s fantastic to welcome such an iconic brand into BMF membership. We look forward to working together with Stanley Black and Decker, sharing our industry knowledge and widening merchant networking opportunities for them.

“This news also coincides with our plan to launch a new Tools and Workwear Forum. We will be announcing details later this month.”