Applied Industrial Technologies Partners with ORS Nasco

June 22, 2009
CLEVELAND—The strategic alliance will expand the offerings of Applied Industrial Technologies and speed delivery of ORS Nasco’s safety, welding, construction, oilfield/pipeline and welding supplies to customers.

Through the partnership, in all, more than 80,000 items have been added to Applied’s offerings. Customers will benefit from one- to two-day delivery on 99% of ORS Nasco inventory. Quick delivery times are made possible by coordinating the efficiencies of ORS Nasco's eight strategically located U.S. distribution centers with Applied's logistical infrastructure.

Jeff Ramras, Applied’s vice president, supply chain management, claims, "ORS Nasco gives us immediate access to the types of products that many customers have been requesting—general industrial items that round out our product offering and make Applied truly a one-stop shop for industrial purchasing."

From its perspective, Scott Rosenzweig, vice president, national accounts and international for ORS Nasco, says, "We are excited about our strategic partnership with Applied and are looking forward to supporting the Applied team in any way that we can. The potential for mutual growth is a win-win situation for both companies."