Tuesday, May 18, 2021


Makita earns best overall score from distributor members for outstanding sales and partnership in 2020

The Sphere 1 membership named Makita as 2020 Supplier of the Year, an award that recognizes outstanding performance in six key criteria including volume, growth, online training resources, and more.

May 18, 2021, LA MIRADA, CA - Makita U.S.A., Inc. has been named Sphere 1’s Supplier of the Year. The award recognizes Makita as the organization’s top preferred supplier for offering excellent service and a quality program to Sphere 1 members. The award is based on an overall support score by the entire Sphere 1 membership.
“It is always an honor to receive this award from Sphere 1, but to receive it this year, after the challenges we have all faced, really makes this even more special,” said Rich Chapman, Executive Vice President of Sales, Makita U.S.A. “The Makita Team sincerely thanks all the Sphere 1 members and organization for this honor. Additionally, my thanks to the Makita Team for all their hard work and the dedication needed to win this prestigious award!”
Makita received the award Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at the 22nd Sphere 1 Annual Meeting, held virtually.
Makita Wins Sphere 1’s Highest Echelon Award (Emerald Tier) for Supplier of the Year
Sphere 1, a cooperative of independent tool, fastener, and concrete accessory distributors, recognizes a single vendor partner each year in the Core Products category. Makita earned the best overall score on the Sphere 1 Annual Support Card, which ranks 97 suppliers on six individual criteria important to the success and growth of our cooperative.
The Supplier of the Year Award, considered by many as the top prize, is based on successfully meeting six key criteria including member balloting, volume, growth, number of members buying from each, successful Gateway for Growth planning, and Sphere 1 University Student Course completion.
“Thank you to Makita USA for all they do for the Sphere 1 Members and for the tremendous support this year as we navigated through these interesting times,” says Rob Moe, President and CEO of Sphere 1.  “It’s so amazing to see what was accomplished by Makita in 2020 with our membership! We win by supporting each other, by developing partnerships, and by reaching achievements together in all we do – our partners at Makita USA did this and more with our members and that is why they earned this prestigious award in 2020.”
The relationship between Makita and Sphere 1 continues to grow and flourish due to excellent leadership, great products, and solid sales team.
About Sphere 1
Sphere 1 is a cooperative of tool, fastener, and concrete accessory distributors, working together to achieve competitive and sustainable advantages in our marketplace. By partnering with preferred suppliers, we provide our members with enhanced vendor programs, superior education and innovative practices. While fostering community among our peers, we are committed to integrity, honesty and respect in all that we do. For more information, contact Sharon Boone at 949-932-3600 or visit www.sphere1.coop
About Makita
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial power tools, power equipment, pneumatics, and janitorial-sanitation products, and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network throughout the U.S.A. With 50 years in the United States and over 100 years worldwide, Makita utilizes experience and expertise to manufacture best-in-class solutions. For more information about Makita U.S.A. call (800)4-MAKITA or visit makitatools.com. Find Makita on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter @makitatools