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Supplier Diversity


Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. operates a robust supply chain network, delivering the right mix of more than 
7.5 million industrial products to support customers in virtually every industry. Our continued growth is greatly aided by longstanding relationships with suppliers who represent the highest quality brands and deliver comprehensive solutions for our customers’ needs.

Applied® has established a Supplier Diversity program that ensures diverse businesses have an opportunity to become one of our valued suppliers. We actively seek and encourage the growth of:

• Minority and women-owned business enterprises (MWBEs)

• Veteran-owned and service disabled veteran-owned businesses

• Small businesses

• Small disadvantaged businesses

• HUBZone businesses

Applied®, our subsidiaries, and affiliates identify, develop, and maintain partnerships with diverse suppliers and ensure that diversity awareness is included in our internal processes.

Our Supplier Diversity program provides an opportunity for small and diverse businesses to become one of our valued suppliers. Suppliers are assessed and chosen based on the best fit for our customers’ needs, their ability to provide high quality products, and conform to specific industry criteria.


What We Look for in a Supplier


Applied® is seeking qualified, small-business owned, diverse, and disadvantaged suppliers in the following categories:

• Bearings

• Power Transmission Components

• Fluid Power Parts & Systems

• Rubber Products

• Linear Components

• General Maintenance & Specialty Items

• Industrial Valves

Additionally, contact your local Applied® service center for information on upcoming training and vendor events.

Our suppliers share the Applied® philosophy of working together to create value for our customers.
We invite you to review our Supplier Code of Conduct before applying.


NOTICE: Under 15 U.S.C. 645(d), any person who misrepresents a firm’s status as a business concern that is small, HUBZone small, small disadvantaged, service-disabled veteran-owned small, economically disadvantaged women-owned small, or women-owned small eligible under the WOSB Program in order to obtain a contract to be awarded under the preference programs established pursuant to section 8, 9, 15, 31, and 36 of the Small Business Act or any other provision of Federal law that specifically references section 8(d) for a definition of program eligibility, shall—

(i) Be punished by imposition of fine, imprisonment, or both;
(ii) Be subject to administrative remedies, including suspension and debarment; and
(iii) Be ineligible for participation in programs conducted under the authority of the Act.