, a premier provider of fully integrated, B2B e-commerce, supply chain management solutions for the procurement of industrial and construction supplies, announced that it has been named a preferred supplier under a multi-year agreement with Nestle USA. Under the terms of the agreement, will provide Web-based procurement capability of all Pipe, Valves and Fittings supplies to Nestle's U.S. facilities.

Nestle's 30-plus U.S. facilities have handled the purchasing process locally in the past. By consolidating its U.S. PVF purchases and employing's end-to-end integrated services, Nestle is reducing transactional costs. estimates a ten percent savings overall for Nestle in procurement costs.

The facilities covered in the agreement include manufacturing facilities in the Beverage, Confections & Snacks, Prepared Foods, PetCare, Nutrition and Food Services divisions of Nestle USA.'s services will include: negotiating national pricing with manufacturers, insuring consistent pricing from multiple suppliers for Nestle customer locations, establishing and assuring local delivery performance metrics, ensuring customer satisfaction and providing local technical support.

"The agreement with Nestle USA represents an endorsement of our integrated procurement strategy," said Bill Weisberg, President and CEO of "We look forward to a growing relationship with Nestle as we continue expanding's capabilities and creating the e-business industrial supply solution."


Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pa., is dedicated to providing national account and integrated supply solutions as well as Web commerce procurement options for industrial, commercial and contractor customers. Its leading North American network, of more than 2,000 distributor locations, represents an inventory in excess of $2 billion.'s "clicks and mortar" solution and proven technology enable customers to meet individual and corporate procurement requirements as well as maintain relationships with local distributors while participating in sophisticated e-business initiatives. For more information about, please visit

About Nestle USA

For well over a century, Nestle has been making the very best food and beverage products for families around the world. In the U.S., Nestle's well-known brands include: Nestle® Toll House®, NesQuik®, Carnation® Coffee-mate®, Stouffer's®, Lean Cuisine®, Nescafe®, Libby's® Juicy Juice®, Buitoni®, Taster's Choice®, Ortega®, Nestle® Crunch®, Butterfinger®, Wonka®, Friskies® Fancy Feast®, ALPO®, and Mighty Dog®. Headquartered in Glendale, Calif., Nestle USA has 19,000 employees, $8 billion in sales and is part of Swiss-based Nestle S.A. - the world's largest food company.