UV Pure Technologies Announces Realignment Of North American Wholesale Distribution
UV Pure will stop distributing its product lines to wholesalers through 3M Purification in the US, and 3M in Canada at the end of the calendar year.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Wholesalers, distributors and dealers that have purchased UV Pure products and parts from 3M in the US or Canada may now purchase them directly from UV Pure Technologies. Parts will continue to be available to wholesalers from 3M through calendar year 2014, or directly from UV Pure.
Rick VanSant, CEO of UV Pure said “We have enjoyed an excellent, mutually beneficial relationship with 3M for many years. 3M’s role as a “master distributor” to wholesalers in the US and Canada was instrumental introducing our product lines to North America when our distribution was less mature in many areas of those countries. Over the last several years, UV Pure has dramatically increased its market coverage through direct wholesalers, direct to dealer sales, and its Manufacturer’s Representatives to the engineered solutions markets. The elimination of an extra layer of distribution through 3M will lower costs and improve margins to wholesalers and dealers currently purchasing through master distribution, and provide direct access to UV Pure’s excellent order response time and in-stock efficiencies. In our market, you simply have to be able to order product and parts with confidence in a fast response and complete order fulfilment.”
UV Pure’s product lines will continue to be available from 3M in Australia, Malaysia, and Taiwan.
UV Pure Technologies develops and manufactures technically advanced UV water purification systems. In 2012 it was selected as a Going Green Global Top 200 company. Also a Frost and Sullivan 2011Best Practices winner and Artemis Top 50 Emerging Clean-tech company, UV Pure’s systems treat wastewater, rainwater, reuse and potable water up to 1 MGD.
There are currently over 14,000 systems installed in residential, commercial, industrial, public and municipal applications globally. An aerospace version of a UV Pure’s system was chosen by Boeing to purify water on the new 787 Dreamliner.
SOURCE: UV Pure Technologies