HVAC market tool manufacturer Hitachi Power Tools has been awarded a distribution network for the highest tool sales by brand.

Hitachi was given the award by Sphere 1, a distributor cooperative of tool and fasteners. Hitachi won the honor over 94 other companies.

“This award represents a long and lasting partnership commitment by the entire Hitachi team and our growing Sphere 1 membership which is now 650-plus locations strong,” said Sphere 1 Chief Executive Officer Carol Shackelford. Hitachi has much to celebrate with their new state-of-the-art Braselton, Ga., facility and recent Hitachi social innovation gathering, which hosted many market influencers as well as Sphere 1 management. Hitachi is positioned as a top branded contender in 2015 and we look forward to growing our business with their fine organization."