Strategic Business Partners (SBP)

Strategic Business Partners

AHTD is proud to have the following companies as Strategic Business Partners. These companies offer strategic products or services in the industrial automation distribution industry. They have shown a significant commitment to the industry.

Valued Partners:


The Beringer Group is a boutique middle-market investment bank, serving the owners of substantial privately-held businesses and the heads of affluent family enterprises since 1979.  

Our mission is to help business owners understand, analyze, map and execute a strategic direction for their company and its owners.  Leveraging our succession planning, M&A and tax mitigation expertise, we provide independent, objective advice and recommendations without bias towards the outcome.

Key Services for AHTD Members:
  • Valuations & Consultations 
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Succession & Exit Planning
  • Estate Planning & Tax Mitigation 

CADENAS PARTsolutions is a leading provider of next generation 3D CAD catalog management and sales configuration solutions. Providing 3D product catalogs with digital CAD download technology, helping component manufacturers increase sales lead generation and ensuring that components get “designed in” to OEM products.

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DDS (Distributor Data Solutions) is the leading e-commerce product content provider serving the wholesale distribution industry. Developed by veterans of the industry, DDS helps manufacturers and distributors facilitate an exceptional e-commerce experience for their end-user customers with the most robust product and marketing information—and the most intelligent, efficient content delivery system—available in the marketplace.

A full-service technology company, DDS was founded with the goal of easing and improving the exchange of product content between manufacturers and distributors. Today, DDS’ next-gen solutions streamline, simplify and speed up the transfer of product data by enabling manufacturers to syndicate consistent content across their entire channel, while providing distributors with complete, up-to-date product content already formatted for their platforms.

DDS works with dozens of leading industrial automation manufacturers to facilitate faster, simpler delivery of next-generation product content to power distributors’ e-commerce websites. DDS currently offers e-commerce-ready product content for more than 1.2 million industrial automation SKUs, with more new products and new lines being added weekly. Visit our dedicated Industrial Automation Industry page for more information.


ENet Docs is a browser- based document management software that helps companies improves efficiency in daily operations and increases profit margins.
Lost that invoice?  Need a schematic from 3 years ago? Customer request a copy of POD?
With ENet Docs full text search capability, quickly find the documents you need without leaving your desk, putting your customer on hold, or digging through filing cabinets. Implement more efficient processes, improve control of business documents, automate workflows and eliminate the reliance on paper records. Integrates with any ERP. ROI in 3-6 months.



With more than a half-century of experience, Epicor can help you grow sales, improve margins, and increase productivity with ERP systems that can keep you healthy and thriving in today’s highly competitive marketplace. With a focus on cloud solutions, Epicor can transform your digital presence by delivering an outstanding experience on any device to help build stronger relationships and greater customer loyalty. When you partner with Epicor, you can expect high-quality technology solutions and professional services, as well as the industry-specific functionality you need to drive your business forward.



Interlynx Systems is an AHTD Strategic Partner of “sales systems” that “drive collaboration between Manufacturers and Automation Solution Providers (ASPs).” We offer Sales Lead Management and Point of Sale (POS) Management systems to both Manufactures and Distributors.

Nearly every AHTD Distributor receives sales leads from and submit POS reports to our manufacturer clients.  A growing number of AHTD Automation Solution Providers members are using Interlynx to manage their sales leads.  In addition, we have pioneered a new solution in conjunction with AHTD. This new solution, ‘Reverse POS’, will allow Automation Solution Providers to compare product sales by market and customer type with other Automation Solution Providers nationally thus providing valuable opportunities for growth at their current customer bases.

Every solution we offer is built to benefit both Manufacturer and Automation Solution Providers making us perfectly aligned with AHTD’s mission to “advance the high technology distribution industry by delivering tools, education and unparalleled networking opportunities with leaders, peers and partners that help members to innovate, collaborate and achieve their business goals faster.”

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KYKLO is the global leader in helping Manufacturers and their Channel Partners improve online product discovery, generate more sales-qualified leads, and deliver a better online buying experience. Founded by former members of Schneider Electric, KYKLO, is the only company on the market with engineers from an industrial background building, enriching, and maintaining product content.
We understand technical buyers because we dealt with or were technical buyers ourselves. We know how our peers spec out products, and the taxonomies they prefer—whether they're searching for products on Google, on manufacturer websites, and on distributor sites.
KYKLO knows the challenges that manufacturers face not just syndicating content, but also creating it to begin with, maintaining it, or deploying it to the final user.
KYKLO knows the challenges distributors face not just having content available but also making it work with their own content strategy, creating the facets, filling in missing attributes, or deploying it to solutions with limited capabilities.
At KYKLO, we’re different because your buyers are different.



MaxRecall Technologies’ founding premise was “Documents and the information they contain drive all business processes”. Whether working in the office or remotely, documents are the language of business. Document based business process workflow facilitation and automation provided by MaxRecall helps you lower costs and maximize productivity. We have 22+ years of wholesale distribution experience. Our Founders are CPA’s and all of our solutions have an underpinning of “Best Practices”. From imaging and storage; intelligent recognition and data capture; workflow and routing; to transactional data delivery to your ERP; We do it all.  


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Founded in 1901, MRA is a nonprofit employer association that serves more than 4,000 employers, covering more than one million employees worldwide.

As one of the largest employer associations in the nation, MRA helps its member organizations thrive by offering the most comprehensive assortment of HR services, talent management, learning and organization development opportunities, and total rewards planning to help build successful workplaces and powerful workforces.


Your inventory sales channel!Quotebeam is your trusted partner in maximizing your inventory sales. By listing your in-stock inventory on our platform, we bring them directly to engineers and buyers actively searching for parts. Boost your inventory turnover rate, especially for those overstock items.Every minute your parts sit on the shelf, you are losing money! With Quotebeam, you gain access to a global online customer base, ensuring a swift inventory rotation, and putting profits back into your pocket.

Customers are always looking for parts, but they may never know that you have them in stock.  We help them find it, and we send orders directly to your inbox. We know what customers are looking for and we bring them to you. 

Visit to learn more or schedule a short call with our team to get started.


Rubber Tree Systems

Rubber Tree Systems provides modern software for distribution professionals to simplify complex data, increase communication and drive business decisions across your organization. Our products are customer-driven, intuitive, and backed by industry-leading support. Rubber Tree offers sales force mobilization, management dashboards, real-time reporting, documented cost savings, and inventory-sharing with WarehouseTWO. This low-cost, no-contract software is fully hosted with maximum security, freeing you from the worry (and cost) of maintaining another software system.


SalesProcess360 is an independent, CRM consulting services company.  We work together with all CRM platforms, and we’re dedicated to helping our clients achieve greater ROI from any CRM, regardless of what stage of their CRM journey they are in. With over 25 years of experience in the industrial rep and distribution markets, SP360 is a recognized thought leader.  We have a unique approach to maximizing ROI from CRM, assuring successful Project Design, Project Execution, and Onboarding.  For more information, visit our website at  

SPARXiQ delivers analytics, tools, and training solutions that help companies accelerate performance and profitability.
Improve your margins and support your sales team by taking the guesswork out of pricing. With intelligent pricing guidance and powerful management tools, you can provide your team with ideal price points for every product and every customer situation.
For over three decades, SPARXiQ has helped manufacturers and distributors optimize their pricing and make lasting improvements to their bottom-line profitability.


Spiro is an AI-powered CRM designed specifically for manufacturers and distributors. The Spiro platform highlights the customers that need attention or present growth opportunities and proactively recommends specific actions to be taken. Customers save time with Spiro's automated data collection and grow their business by 32% within the first two years of using Spiro.



TraceParts is a world leading CAD-content platform for engineering, industrial equipment and machine design, with 4.4 million registered members actively sourcing product information and technical data from 1,300 supplier-certified product catalogs.

TraceParts provides targeted marketing exposure to customers of all sizes and all industries, via powerful cloud-based API and SaaS applications such as CAD part libraries, product catalogs and configurators.

TraceParts’ Digital Marketing Services helps manufacturers and distributors, 3D printing & rapid-prototyping suppliers, CAD/CAM/CAE/ECAD software and computer hardware vendors promote their products and services and generate highly qualified sales leads.


Since 1983, Tribute, Inc. has specialized in delivering premier integrated ERP software solutions to distributors and fabricators of industrial and engineered products, helping them achieve a competitive edge. By understanding the crucial importance of effective project and supply chain management, we empower our clients to:

  •  Elevate the level of service provided to their customers
  •  Simplify and optimize their business operations
  •  Reduce expenses
  •  Improve profit margins via superior cost management

Rooted in the beginnings of an industrial distributorship, we deeply comprehend the distinct challenges you face. This firsthand insight, coupled with continuous feedback from customers and partners, informs the development of our software, ensuring it adapts to meet the evolving demands of your business.


WebPresented’s flagship product, WPCRM, is a fully integrated CRM, Quoting, BI, and Predictive Analytics Tool built specifically for wholesale distribution and manufacturing. WPCRM syncs with your ERP, e-commerce, marketing automation, and other third party software to deliver it back as actionable intel for sales reps. Sales Professionals rely on WPCRM every day to increase revenues, improve efficiency, and collaborate with team members. For more information, reach out

White Cup

White Cup offers data-driven selling technology that makes selling smarter, faster, and easier for distributors. White Cup’s industry-specific CRM, Business Intelligence (BI), and Pricing products drive revenue, improve profits, and reduce overall costs. With decades of industry experience, White Cup is trusted by more than 1,000 customers globally. Visit to learn more. 


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