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BDI Associations


Affiliated Distributors (AD) is a member-owned organization, passionate about bringing growth-oriented independent distributors and best-in-class supplier partners together with the purpose to outperform the market and to stay ahead of the competition. We leverage our unique economies of scale, robust financial systems and people-first approach to help our independent distributor members outperform the competition and our supplier partners protect their brands and diversify their channel strategies.

For over 35 years, the Association for High Technology Distribution (AHTD) has worked to increase the productivity, profitability and market share of our Automation Solution Providers and Manufacturers. Today, through a wide spectrum of association programs and services, designed by and for members, AHTD is a valuable resource for member companies to achieve their goals.

Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) is a professional industry association that builds essential relationships between distributors and manufacturers. For more than 50 years, BSA's unique networking opportunities have developed generation after generation of industry leaders who have shaped not just their companies but those, they do business with into the innovators of what is now a technologically driver, worldwide marketplace. Only BSA can provide the industry access along with the tools and knowledge sharing to become a future leader in the industry.

Fluid Power Distributors Association (FPDA) is a distribution-centric collaborative organization dedicated to delivering networking, education, best practices and business intelligence designed to enhance business performance.  The Fluid Power Distributors Association was founded in 1974 by hydraulic and pneumatic distributors who wanted to further their common interests and protect their position in the fluid power supply chain by sharing resources, ideas, and time. Since then, our organization has changed with the times, always bringing our members the best in networking opportunities, knowledge, information, and training.

Industrial Supply Association (ISA) is a professional industry association that delivers actionable data, leading strategies, relevant education and powerful networks aligned to several drivers of success to help members leverage change and use it to create competitive advantage.

International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) is a professional industry association promoting and supporting safety equipment and technologies – equipment and systems that enable people to work in hazardous environments. For more than 85 years, ISEA has set the standard for personal protective technologies, supporting the interests of its member companies who are united in the goal of protecting the health and safety of people worldwide. ISEA is a recognized leader in the development of ANSI-accredited safety equipment standards, in the U.S. and around the world. It works with Congress and government agencies to consult with policymakers whose decisions affect the industry. It is a forum for information sharing and industry action, providing market insight and advocating for the use of safety equipment to keep workers safe.

National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is the only trade Association focused exclusively on fluid power technology with members representing the entire fluid power supply chain. Beginning with 35 fluid power companies at the inaugural meeting on May 1, 1953, NFPA has grown to over 340 member companies with an ever-growing impact towards ensuring fluid power is the customer’s technology of choice. 

National Industrial Belting Association (NIBA) is a professional industry association whose mission is to promote the common business interests of all distributor/fabricators and manufacturers of conveyor and flat power transmission belting and material that enhances and changes belt.

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) is the leading association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel. PTDA exists to advance the industrial power transmission distribution channel and empower members to be successful, profitable and competitive in a changing market environment. As a best-in-class organization, PTDA values business acumen and demonstrates it through technical excellence, informed decision making, leadership and vision. We operate with honesty and integrity, upholding the highest legal and professional ethics.