PIP®, a Leader in Hand Protection and Safety Products, Joins the IBC Industrial Buying Group

Protective Industrial Products (PIP®) provides innovative safety solutions to wholesalers and distributors in the industrial channels.

As of March 2, 2020, Protective Industrial Products, Inc. (PIP®), headquartered in Latham, New York, is a supplier partner in the IBC industrial buying group. In joining IBC, PIP® makes available to IBC’s independent distributor members its complete catalog of personal protection equipment (PPE) and safety products for use in industrial, construction, electrical, emergency response, food service and processing, welding and controlled environment applications. 

PIP® offers a wide range of product categories that meet the MROP supply chain needs of IBC’s distributor members, namely hand and arm protection, head and eye protection, hearing protection, protective clothing and respiratory safety. PIP’s brands include Boss®, Bouton® Optical, G-Tek®, Kut Guard®, Maximum Safety®, Ironcat®, Novax ® and others.

“The addition of PIP®, a juggernaut safety PPE market leader, is a gigantic win for both PIP® and IBC. The partnership of PIP® and IBC distributor members will result in safer workplaces and better solutions for our end user customers,” said Mark R. Higgins, Business Development, Supplier Relations and Recruitment.    

“I am excited to be a part of the PIP® family”, stated Leslie Peterson, Director, Buying Group Sales. “Their diverse product offering of over 5,000 products combined with their commitment to developing innovative safety solutions that keep workers safe and performing their best aligns perfectly with IBC’s goal to generate long-standing customer satisfaction for its members.”

Industrial buyers served by the IBC network of independent distributors represent the automotive, aerospace, power generation, food and beverage, medical, chemical and paper industries, among others. In the U.S., it is estimated that independent distributors account for nearly two-thirds of all industrial supply chain sales.

For more information on PIP®, please contact Leslie Peterson, Director, Buying Group Sales, via email at lpeterson@pipusa.com or visit www.pipglobal.com

For more information about IBC, please contact Mark R. Higgins, Business Development, Supplier Relations and Recruitment via email at mhiggins@industrialbuyers.com or visit www.industrialbuyers.com.

About Protective Industrial Products

PIP’s global mission of “Bringing the Best of the World to You®” is fulfilled every day by way of its portfolio of companies and brands. Protective Industrial Products (PIP®) is a leader in providing innovative safety products to wholesalers and distributors in the industrial channels. PIP®, along with its recognized leading brands: G-Tek®, Ironcat®, Assurance®, Kut-Gard, QRP®, Maximum Safety®, Dynamic® and most recently, Boss®, are relied upon for personal protection by workers every day. West Chester® offers safety products to leading Retail customers under the Brahma®; Mud®, West County Gardener® and Hearos®, brands as well as some of the world’s most recognized and licensed brands. Additional information about PIP® is available at www.pipglobal.com.

About IBC

IBC is an industrial buying group and provider of MROP supply chain solutions. Our members are independent distributors with locations in the U.S. plus parts of Mexico and the Caribbean. Ensuring independent distributors’ perpetual value to the industrial supply chain is the core of our mission. We vigorously pursue and create cost-effective, innovative solutions that streamline our members’ operational efficiencies, nurture their supplier relationships and foster enduring customer satisfaction. Our channel partners are leading suppliers of brand name industrial products. In addition to providing a full complement of buying group services to our distributor members and supplier partners, IBC negotiates and manages national procurement contracts with end-user manufacturers. IBC is a Hispanic Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).