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

4, 000+

world-class manufacturers


Top 10 Fluid Power Distributors List (2011-2017)

250, 000+

products distributed


facilities globally

5, 800

employee associates

Our History

Changed name to

Applied Industrial Technologies -

listed on the NYSE as APZ.


Founded as The Ohio Ball Bearing Company in Cleveland, Ohio.


Recorded more than $2 billion in sales for the first time.


Acquired SKF's company-owned distribution businesses in Australia and New Zealand ("SKF Distribution").


Celebrating 95 years of strength in distributing industrial supplies.


Currently operates 550 facilities with 5,500 employee associates globally, providing choice, convenience and expertise via our multiple channels to market.