Benefits of Working with a 3M Preferred Converter

At Bristol Tape, we're proud to be a 3M Preferred Converter. You may have heard that term, but what does it mean? In a word, excellence. But there's more to it than that. A lot more. 3M doesn't hand out this designation lightly and companies that receive it have a responsibility to uphold.

What is a 3M Preferred Converter?

3M refers to its Preferred Converters as an "elite subset" of the hundreds of 3M converters in the marketplace today. Of all of the 3M converters out there, only 10% have earned the Preferred Converter designation. Companies can't buy this status or lobby for it. You have to be nominated into this exclusive club, and the decision rests solely with 3M.

Basic requirements include company size, longevity, growth, history and excellence of service and quality. Simply put, 3M is looking for companies that have been around awhile and have a great track record. Here are a few of the standards 3M is looking for in companies they're considering for Preferred Converter status.

Excellence and quality

Without this, you're out of the running, period. We've been committed to excellence and quality at Bristol Tape since the day we opened our doors. Our customers expect it, and we expect it from ourselves. 3M needs to know that their Preferred Converters are delivering superior quality and service to every customer with every order, every time.

A reputation for getting the job done right

This goes beyond the products we create and manufacture for our customers, and into areas like pricing, customer service and follow-through.

Unparalleled product expertise

3M is the world leader in adhesives, and Preferred Converters need to know 3M products inside and out. Literally. That kind of deep knowledge means we know the right product for the right application for our customers.

A partner in innovation

3M is the great innovator, and wants its Preferred Converters to be the same. We must be true partners with customers, using 3M products in new and innovative ways. We must be the experts in helping customers think outside the box and apply solutions that offer benefits customers might not expect.

What it means for you

What does Bristol Tape's 3M Preferred Converter status mean for you?

  • The best pricing, quality and service
  • Front-of-the-line status. In busy times, our orders get filled first
  • Decades of expertise and experience with using 3M products in creative ways
  • Unique access to 3M resources, materials and pricing
  • Connections to all of 3M's divisions, tapping into the power of 3M for you
  • Extensive knowledge of the latest, state-of-the-art new products
  • Peace of mind knowing you're working with the best of the best

One more important thing for you to know

Bristol Tape has been a 3M Preferred Converter for more than 25 years, essentially since the inception of the program at 3M. But you need to know something about that. It's not a one-and-done designation. We can't rest on those laurels. We have had to earn the 3M Preferred Converter status every year. It means our commitment to excellence is at the heart of everything we do, every day, for every customer.

Contact us today to hear more about how we can put all of that expertise and knowledge to work for you.

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