As one of North America’s largest industrial distributors, Applied Industrial Technologies has been successful at providing solutions and creating value for our customers in Canada for over 60 years. Applied supports the Maintenance Repair Operations (MRO) and Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) operations of businesses in virtually every industry segment, providing a range of bearings, mechanical power transmission components, material handling and specialty products.

With over 50 facilities located across Canada, Applied supports the steel, mining, forestry, agriculture, automotive, oil and gas, food processing, power generation, pulp and paper, and transportation industries, just to name a few.


Applied consolidates its operating names and have all operations under the Applied Industrial Technologies banner.

The Purpose of the organization is to help its customers, associates, suppliers and communities in Achieving Superior Performance!


Applied acquires Seals Unlimited, located in Burlington, ON who specializes in providing sealing solutions to the Nuclear as well as highly regulated industries


Applied Industrial Technologies opens a Distribution Center in Quebec City and increase its local core product inventory to enhanced customer service in Eastern Canada.


Applied acquires Reliance Industrial Products from Nisku, AB. The acquisition provides a solid coverage across multiple locations in the Alberta energy sector.


Applied Industrial Technologies acquires Norma Bearing in Laval to strengthen its presence in Quebec; Also acquired Bearing & Oil Seals Specialists in Hamilton, Ontario to expand its knowledge & expertise with sealing technologies. Solutions Industrielles & Spécialités Industrielles Harvey acquired by Applied Industrial Technologies, adding an additional 3 locations to Applied’s geographic footprint in Quebec.


Chaines-Plus acquired by Applied Industrial Technologies, providing Applied with a single location in Brossard, QC and marking Applied’s first local presence in the Montreal market.


SCS Supply Group Inc. acquired by Applied Industrial Technologies

The acquisition of SCS Supply Group expanded Applied’s service network, adding 8 new locations in Southern Ontario.


Toronto Bearings & Belting, CBS Equipment, & Jakes Bearing amalgamate into SCS Supply Group Inc.


Opened a servicing location in Dartmouth, NS, the first Applied branded servicing location in Canada.


Groupe GLM acquired by Applied Industrial Technologies, adding four mechanical power transmission servicing locations in Québec.


IECO locations changed operating names to Bearing & Transmission.


Industrial Equipment Co. Ltd (IECO) acquired by Applied Industrial Technologies.

The IECO purchase expanded Applied’s service coverage in Alberta and BC.


Bearing & Transmission acquired by Applied Industrial Technologies, marking Applied’s first foray into the Canadian marketplace with locations across Western Canada.


Bearing & Transmission acquired by Applied Industrial Technologies, marking Applied’s first foray into the Canadian marketplace with locations across Western Canada. Applied Industrial Technologies was established as the legal corporation in Canada, to oversee all operating units in Canada, with Head Office in Saskatoon, SK.


Toronto Bearings & Belting was founded & Jake’s Bearings & Supplies was founded in Chatham, ON.


Groupe GLM was founded in Baie-Comeau, QC.


CBS Equipment was founded in London, ON.


Bearing & Transmission was founded in Vancouver, BC.