Knipex Tools has joined the NetPlus Alliance, a buying group for industrial and contractor supply distributors.

Todd Shumate, vice president of sales for the pliers manufacturer, said joining the alliance will be beneficial for both organizations.

“Knipex Tools continues to grow and expand in the industrial market,” he said. “Joining NetPlus Alliance allows their distributor members to provide the broadest product offering of professional pliers to their customer base. Knipex will be able to provide incremental sales revenue without duplicating or cannibalizing their existing hand tool product category sales.”

The 382-member alliance was founded in 2002.