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Applied Industrial Technologies (AIT)

Founded in 1923, Applied® is a leading value-added distributor of bearings, power transmission products, engineered fluid power components and systems, specialty flow control solutions, automation technologies, and other industrial supplies, serving MRO and OEM customers in virtually every industry. In addition, Applied provides engineering, design and systems integration for industrial, fluid power, and flow control applications, as well as customized mechanical, fabricated rubber, fluid power, and flow control shop services. Applied also offers storeroom services and inventory management solutions that provide added value to its customers.

Simply stated – We Keep Industry Running… Productively.

Applied® at a Glance

Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Operating Facilities
600 in North America, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore

Distribution Centers

Stock Keeping Units (SKUs) Available to Customers
More than 7 million

Product Manufacturers
More than 4,000

Stock Ticker Symbol
AIT, listed on the New York Stock Exchange

Employee Associates
More than 6,600

Data current as of June 30, 2019

Awards & Recognition

Select Corporate Recognition

InformationWeek 500
Most Innovative Users of Technology list – 2000-2013

NorthCoast 99
Named one of the Best Workplaces in Northeast Ohio.
2019 marks the 19th time listed as a NorthCoast 99 winner.

Selling Power
Named to the list of 50 Best Companies to Sell For in the U.S. – 2008-2012

GI Jobs Magazine
Named to Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers list – 2010

DLA Land and Maritime
Bronze Recognition for Excellence Award – 2010, 2012

America's Best Midsize Employers list – 2019

Fortune 1000
List of America’s Largest Companies – 2005-2018

Modern Distribution Management – Market Leaders
Ranked #1 on Top Fluid Power Distributors list – 2011-2019

U.S. Navy Reserve
Outstanding Employer Support – 2016

Association for Talent Development
Greater Cleveland Chapter, together with Rotary Club of Cleveland and the Monte Ahuja College of Business at Cleveland State University – Workplace Learning & Performance Award – 2017


Select Customer Recognition

Applied Materials
Supplier Collaboration Award – 2015

Silver Performance Award – 2010, 2012, 2013

Eastman Chemical Company
Supplier Excellence Award – 2010-2012, 2015
Supplier Innovation Award – 2010-2012, 2014-2015
Supplier Sustainability Award – 2011

Honda of America
MRO Supplier of the Year Award – 2013
Supplier Award for Outstanding Value – 2014

Indirect Supply Chain Supplier of the Year Award – 2018

Supplier of the Year Award – 2013

SunCoke Energy
Supplier Excellence Award – 2012, 2014

Tyson Foods, Inc.
Supplier of the Year Award – 2016

Vulcan Materials Company
Gold Alliance Supplier Award – 2010, 2011
2011 marks the 12th consecutive year Applied® has earned a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum Alliance Award from Vulcan.