Metabo HPT Awarded ‘Supplier of the Decade’ by Southern Carlson

Metabo HPT Awarded ‘Supplier of the Decade’ by Southern CarlsonMetabo HPT recently received the distinction of “Supplier of the Decade” by Southern Carlson, The Contractor’s Choice for professional-grade tools, fasteners, job site supplies and expert service since 1947. With over 150 locations nationwide, SouthernCarlson represents the largest distribution to residential and multifamily contractors in the country selling the most recognized brands of construction, packaging, manufacturing and facility maintenance tools and supplies in the industry. For Metabo HPT to receive this award over every other major brand is an incredible achievement.

A word from Sothern Carlson

Southern Carlson President, Andrei Militaru noted “When deciding this year’s Supplier of the Year award, it became apparent that we’ve reached a point where the same set of awards every year just didn’t do enough to describe the breadth, legacy, and depth of our relationships. There are some things that transcend normal business relationships as they pass from new, too transactional to long-standing and then finally to eternal. Not only the length of our relationship with Metabo HPT, but also the emotional and personal weight of it gave reason to adding the Supplier of the Decade award to our vocabulary.

“This award describes a rare relationship that doesn’t only focus on the economic benefit to both parties but goes beyond that to capture the struggle, conflicts and resolutions of so many different times, situations and economic eras of both companies. With that in mind, there really was no pool of candidates for this award. There was only one clear candidate. Metabo HPT.”

Reaction from Metabo HPT

Metabo HPT President & CEO, Joe Leffler adds, “We are truly humbled and thankful for the recognition and support. Our strong partnership over the past decade with SouthernCarlson is something special that doesn’t happen by chance. This was accomplished through all the efforts and actions of our great employees. Every day, the large and small tasks completed are what set us apart. We certainly have seen a lot of change over the last decade. Change that sometimes can be difficult to navigate, but together we endure and thrive. We sincerely thank Southern Carlson, their employees, our employees, and everyone involved in making this happen.”

Metabo HPT received this award at the Southern Carlson National Sales Meeting that tool place in April 2023 in Nashville, TN.

About Metabo HPT (Koki Holdings America Ltd.)

Metabo HPT (the new brand name for Koki Holdings America- formerly part of the Hitachi group) offers an extensive line of professional grade power tools and accessories for woodworking, metalworking, drilling and fastening, concrete drilling and cutting as well as a complete line of pneumatic nailers, staplers, compressors, and collated fasteners. From its headquarters in Braselton, GA, and satellite offices in the United States and Canada, Metabo HPT supports over 4000 retail locations and over 1000 authorized
service centers. Metabo HPT is a brand within Koki Holdings America Ltd., the North American division of Koki Holdings Co., Ltd. Visit


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