ST. LOUIS – August 23, 2019 – BLUE HAWK, the cooperative that represents independent HVACR distributors throughout the U.S., has named Nidec Motor Corporation (NMC) Vendor Partner of the Year.
BLUE HAWK had 118 vendor partners in the running this year for three Vendor Partner of the Year Awards, 46 which qualified in Nidec’s category. The awards were based on a number of criteria such as year-over-year sales growth, increases in customers, promotions and overall commitment to the co-op.
U.S. MOTORS® is Nidec’s flagship brand. Nidec provides BLUE HAWK members with a large selection of energy-efficient products for a wide array of HVACR applications including a full complement of induction or EC motors designed for single or three phase applications, draft inducers, capacitors, fan blades and variable frequency drives. New products designed specifically for the HVACR aftermarket include EcoTech®, MOJAVE®, PEP®, RESCUE Select® and Aqua-Shield®.
“Nidec believes in the importance of independent business owners, and is committed to supporting their efforts,” said Ryan Wade, Vice President, Sales & Marketing HVACR. “We are honored to work with the BLUE HAWK network, and to be recognized with this award. Our strong partnership has enabled both our organizations to grow our business, and we look forward to many more years of successes.”
“Nidec is an extraordinary Vendor Partner who has consistently delivered outstanding products, service and support in both tangible and intangible ways,” said Lance Rantala, BLUE HAWK CEO. “The company and their representatives have made great contributions to our Member-Owned Purchasing Cooperative and are well deserving of this award.”
About BLUE HAWK
Formed in 2005, BLUE HAWK is a cooperative that was designed to maximize the strength of independent HVACR distributors throughout the United States. Members of BLUE HAWK benefit from their collective purchasing power as well as a multitude of services available through cooperative membership such as improved marketing channels, public relations, lobbying efforts, educational and training programs, networking opportunities, sharing of 'best business practices' and technology support. For more information, visit: https://www.bluehawk.coop
About Nidec Motor Corporation
NMC is a leading manufacturer of commercial, industrial, and appliance motors and controls. The NMC product line features a full line of high efficiency motors, large and small, which serve industrial, residential, and commercial markets in applications ranging from agriculture, water treatment, mining, oil and gas, and power generation to pool and spa motors, air conditioning condensers, rooftop cooling towers, and commercial refrigeration. It also makes motors, controls, and switches for automotive and commercial markets. For more information, visit http://www.nidec-motor.com
Parent company Nidec Corporation, headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, is closely associated with approximately 300 group companies all over the world. Nidec is the world's No.1 comprehensive motor manufacturer handling "everything that spins and moves,” miniature to gigantic.