Forty-four companies have earned the program's highest ranking of platinum.
"We're proud to once again recognize top-quality distributors who continue to demonstrate outstanding achievement in both look and sales," said John Flad, Bendix vice president for aftermarket sales, North America. "In the program's second year, we're honoring 22 additional companies with platinum status when compared to 2007."
Distributor performance is evaluated in six key business performance areas. All distributors in the Bendix network earn scores that place them in one of four categories: bronze, silver, gold, or platinum. The highest-scoring distributors are rewarded on a sliding scale with enhanced support from Bendix. The program benefits Bendix as well, by strengthening the manufacturer's channel partner relationships through improved two-way communication and clearly defined annual expectations.