About Us

At Applied Industrial Technologies®, our customers are our focus.

We aim to provide you with a continuous commitment by offering a broad range of world-class products and solutions to suit any application.

We align ourselves with major brands and suppliers to ensure our customers have access to a leading range of quality products and solutions to service their needs.

We understand the demands of industry and do our very best to secure a competitive position in the marketplace. As your operational requirements are ever-changing, rely on Applied Industrial Technologies® for the trusted brands, expertise and support you require.

We are a leading distributor of bearings, power transmission products, fluid power components, and other industrial supplies, serving MRO and OEM customers in virtually every industry.

Applied® is a leading industrial distributor whose editorial mission is to keep MRO and OEM professionals up-to-date with the industry's newest products and latest trends for increasing productivity, reducing costs, and generating success.

Applied Industrial Technologies® at a Glance

years in business

Top 10 Fluid Power Distributors List (2011-2017)
facilities globally
4, 000+
world-class manufacturers
250, 000+
products distributed
5, 800
employee associates

Our History

  • 1923
    Founded as The Ohio Ball Bearing Company in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • 1997
    Changed name to Applied Industrial Technologies -listed on the NYSE as APZ.
  • 2007
    Recorded more than $2 billion in sales for the first time.
  • 2012
    Acquired SKF's company-owned distribution businesses in Australia and New Zealand ("SKF Distribution").
  • 2018
    Celebrating 95 years of strength in distributing industrial supplies.
  • 2018
    Currently operates 550 facilities with 5,500 employee associates globally, providing choice, convenience and expertise via our multiple channels to market.