The world’s largest industrial equipment distributor: MSC Industrial Direct Co. (MSM) (1941)

MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE: MSM) was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Melville, New York, USA. It has 6,462 full-time employees. It is an industrial equipment wholesale company, together with its subsidiaries, selling and selling in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Distribute a series of metal processing and maintenance, repair and operation (MRO) products, such as cutting tools, grinding equipment, power supplies, etc.

MSC Industrial Direct Co

MSC Industrial Direct Co. (MSM):

MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc., through its subsidiaries, mainly MSC Industrial Supply Co., operates as one of the world’s largest equipment distributors. MSC is most famous for publishing “The Big Book”, a total of 3000 The multi-page company product catalog details the company’s products, with more than 1 million products.

MSC Industrial Direct’s MRO products include cutting tools, measuring instruments, tool parts, metal processing products, fasteners, flat materials, raw materials, abrasives, manipulators and power tools, safety and cleaning supplies, plumbing supplies, material handling products, power Transmission parts, electrical supplies.

MSC provides approximately 1,000,000 products through its main catalog; publishes promotional catalogs on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis; and sells publicity and promotion through the Internet including, for example, and

MSC Industrial Direct mainly provides services through its distribution network of 85 branches and 12 customer fulfillment centers. In addition, it distributes fasteners and other consumables to customers in manufacturing, government, defense, transportation and natural resources end markets.

MSC Industrial Direct Co. (MSM) History:

  • In 1941, Sidney Jacobson founded Sid Tool, Inc., the predecessor of MSC;
  • In 1998, acquired Manhattan Supply Company;
  • On June 8, 2006, MSC acquired Kennametal’s subsidiary J & L America, Inc., DBA, J & L Industrial Supply (J & L) for US$349.5 million .
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