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AWARD CATEGORIES HAND TOOL COMPANY OF THE YEAR Who are your best hand tools supplier in the business? • Lasher Tools • Ruwag • Vermont Sales • Mitco • Stanley Black & Decker • First Cut

BUILDING MATERIALS COMPANY OF THE YEAR This category includes, yard products, plumbing, electricity, timber and wet trade. • Kwikbuild • Abe • Sika • A.Shak • Marley

OUTDOOR COMPANY OF THE YEAR This category includes garden and outdoor related product such as fertilisers, irrigation, lighting, pots, plants and garden tools etc.

• Watex • Lasher Tools • Gardena • Agrinet • Prodist

HARDWARE COMPANY OF THE YEAR Hardware suppliers includes silicone and sealants, fasteners and fixings and security. • Eureka • Ruwag • Den Braven • Alcolin • CRC • Henkel • Safetop

INDUSTRIAL COMPANY OF THE YEAR Nominate the best suppliers to the industry such as mining, farming and construction. • Upat • Rutherford Makita • DeWalt

JUDGING: All nominated companies are judged as follows:

• Every month DIY & Industrial Trade News readers can vote online at

• Voters must add their email address and each address can only



vote once per month


• All nominated companies are scored internally on the following


criteria: o DIY & Industrial Trade News Advertising

o Featured articles in DIY & Industrial Trade News o Industry activities

o Overall brand exposure

o Product articles featured in DIY & Indsutrial Trade News

• Votes and overal scores are combined to calculate winners.

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR This is a new category. Any local supplier may enter a product which is new and innovative and tick the most important retail boxes:

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• Merchandisable • Product turnover • After-sales service • Come backs This category requires an entry fee of R500 excl VAT per product as a one-off. All of the entered products will be featured in the June issue of DIY & Industrial Trade News. Products will be scored out of 10 in the above by our readers as well as the internal DIY team. For 2019, Product of the Year will only receive Gold Awards in each category, as nominated by the suppliers. For more information, please get in touch with Natalie Sanders at

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