SMYRNA, Ga. (November 13, 2012) – Today GLOCK, Inc. announced that the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) presented the company with the “Excellence in Firearms Manufacturing” award at the 39th Annual Meeting and Expo, held at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Fla., on Nov. 6, 2012. This marks the first time GLOCK has been presented this particular award.
The NASGW Awards are distributed annually to the industry-leading optics, accessory, ammunition and firearms manufacturers who best demonstrate a commitment to two-step distribution and who provide “outstanding value and service.”
“GLOCK is proud to be recognized for its attention to detail and commitment to excellence in manufacturing,” commented Josh Dorsey, GLOCK Vice President. “This award is a testament to our hard work and dedication to delivering our best, every day. We are in great company among the other award winners in the optics, accessories and ammunition categories.”
The criterion for judging was divided into four key components which include:
- Distribution Policy – Manufacturer’s distribution policy and support of the two-step distribution
- Marketing, Promotion and Sales – Knowledgeable, dependable, sales representation and participation in distributor sales training programs
- Logistics and Operations – Promptness of delivery, accuracy, fill rate, effective customer support, adherence to UPC requirements, effective and efficient returns policy and documentation
- NASGW & Industry Support – Exhibits at the annual Expo with key principals in attendance, offers exclusive program for members and is prepared with pricing and new product introductions, supports and contributes to industry programs and causes
“These companies, including GLOCK, represent quality products and services to our members for many years and have been strong supporters of wholesale distribution,” said Jack Baumler, NASGW’s Chairman of the Board.