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North America’s leading Broad Line Industrial products supplier in India leverages the scale & availability of 12 Lacs MRO (Maintenance, Repair & Operating) products with more than 4500 Strong Global Brands & Grainger Exclusive Brands across categories of Safety & Security, Hand Tools, Material handling , Abrasives & Welding , Pneumatics, Test Instruments, HVAC , Lighting , Motors , Electrical & Electronics , Fasteners , Pumps & Plumbing and Lab Supplies etc. Grainger is proud to serve of more than 20 lacs satisfied customer worldwide.
Grainger is North America’s leading distributor of maintenance,repair and operating (MRO) products and services. These are the items that keep businesses running and help keep their people safe. Hardworking maintenance and operations professionals are the backbone of the world’s economies, and they trust Grainger to provide them with the right products, services and solutions. Grainger’s business is successful because it has the best team in the industry, backed by a strong foundation of supply chain and systems. This combination enables the company to deliver excellent service to more than two million customers. (Source: www.indiamart.com)
David Grainger is the largest individual stockholder of W.W. Grainger, the industrial supply company founded by his father William W. Grainger in Chicago in 1927. David joined the company in 1952 and became a director of it the next year. He served in that capacity until 2007. After he left, a former sales manager accused the company of overbilling the US government in supply contracts. The company settled with the government out of court for $6 million, and admitted no wrongdoing. In February 2013, W.W. Grainger was reported, alongside General Mills, to be a possible buy-up target for Warren Buffet's cash-rich Berkshire Hathaway. The company's stock was recession-proof leading up to and during the financial crisis -- and the value of W.W. Grainger stock has nearly tripled in the past five years.
Founded in 1927 by William W. Grainger, W.W. Grainger provides wholesale electric motor sales and distribution business. He established the company to provide an efficient solution for customers to access a consistent supply of electric motors. Sales in the early days were generated primarily through mail order via post cards and a catalog. In 1976, Grainger became the first in the industry to implement optical character recognition equipment. Grainger continued to advance its systems throughout the 1980s by installing a national satellite-based digital communication network. In 1991, Grainger introduced the first comprehensive electronic MRO catalog on CD-ROM. Grainger launched the corporate website in 1995 and began taking orders online in 1996. Grainger s product line includes more than 500,000 supplies and 2.5 million repair parts. The Grainger branch network consists of more than 570 branches in North America, including three facilities in Denver, Colo. The catalog is published annually and is available on CD-ROM and online. (Source: www.mapquest.com)