Lubricant manufacturer Bel-Ray Company has announced it has been named winner of the National Marine Distributors Association (NMDA) Supplier of the Year award in the Gold Category.
Bel-Ray was also recognised with two other awards for Best All-round Packaging and Marketing Philosophy at the annual NMDA STEP Conference in Chicago.
Awarded annually by the Distributor members of NMDA, these awards recognise companies that meet and exceed standards and goals set by the Supplier of the Year committee. All finalists receive valuable ratings and evaluations from distributor customers on various aspects of their business, including supply chain philosophy, marketing program, delivery, invoicing, profitability, product and warranty, artwork, sales representation, customer service, number system or UPC, P.O.P. packaging, and packaging or shipping.
General manager of Bel-Ray Marine Jim Self said: "We are honored to receive the 2016 Supplier of the Year award and the two special focus awards for Best All-Round Packaging and Best Marketing Philosophy, from the National Marine Distributors Association.
"The entire team at Bel-Ray takes pride in manufacturing a world class product and we try to take all of our customer’s needs into consideration when developing product lines. We are very proud of everyone involved and having our efforts recognised through winning these coveted NMDA awards is a wonderful accomplishment."
Bel-Ray’s award winning Marine product line includes a full range of high-performance Marine lubricants including 2-stroke, 4-stroke, and diesel engine oils, gear oils, rust preventative coating, waterproof grease, 6-in-1 multipurpose lubricant, silicone lubricant, fuel treatment, marine oil filters, and water separating fuel filters.