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Welcome to IBC

Building Strong Relationships and Driving Business Success

IBC is a dynamic national buying and marketing group for independent distributors and manufacturers of industrial, construction and manufacturing supplies. Industrial buyers served by the IBC network of independent distributors represent the automotive, aerospace, agriculture, food and beverage, medical and machinery manufacturing industries, among others.

We support our well coordinated network with powerful supply chain management technology that produces long-term growth and increased profitability for all IBC stakeholders. Our network includes more than 400 branch locations throughout the U.S., parts of Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. IBC is committed to providing our Independent Distributor Members with access to the best and most competitively priced products from Preferred Suppliers in order to promote growth and financial health throughout all industries served.

Strength in Numbers

IBC serves:

  • Manufacturers who want to expand their markets and work with our network of Independent Distributors
  • Independent Distributors interested in growing their business and competing on national end user and minority accounts
  • End users looking to consolidate vendors and increase cost savings without sacrificing local, “at the spindle” expertise and customer service

IBC is a leading supply organization in North America featuring:

  • More than 400 branch locations
  • $350 million in stocking inventories
  • 95 percent of our locations are full stocking facilities
  • Serving over 125,000 end user customers throughout North America
  • Over 5000 member associates

We pursue continuous improvement within our organization by following Lean Six Sigma principles and fostering genuine partnerships with our Independent Distributor Members and Preferred Suppliers. Our personal approach and reputation as a driver of operational efficiency, innovation and business growth set us apart within the industry.  To learn more about IBC, contact us.

News Trends

Jul 09 2019

Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Tape Products from Shurtape Technologies Now Available through the IBC Network of Independent Distributors

IBC is pleased to announce that Shurtape Technologies, an industry-leading manufacturer and marketer of pressure-sensitive adhesive tape products, has joined the IBC industrial buying group as a preferred supplier.

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Aug 08 2016

Does Your Company Need More Product Knowledge?

Product knowledge is a crucial tool for closing sales. It instills customer trust, builds rapport, creates a positive customer experience, and helps increase sales. Product knowledge is particularly important at the point of sale. This is where the rubber meets the road, and if a certain product or brand isn’t top of mind, then one product may be passed over in favor of another, more “familiar” brand.

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