Donald G. MacPherson
Chairman & CEO
Thomas B. Okray
Senior VP & CFO
David L. Rawlinson II
President of Online Business
Grainger was founded in the year 1927. The company has been operational for 92 years now. The founder of the company was William Wallace Grainger. The main aim of the company was to provide a solution for a customer's business needs. The sales of the company were done mainly through mail order catalogues and also through postcards as well - mostly during the earlier days of the company. In the year 1967, the company had become a limited public entity. By the year 1984, the company had already reached $1 billion in sales.
The company launched its online e-commerce website in the year 1996. During the year 2008, the company already had almost 183,000 products in its portfolio, as well as about 350,000 products as well on its online e-commerce store too. These numbers increased in the year 2010, and it reached almost 400,000 products in the company's catalogue and 900,000 products on the company's website as well. By the year 2016, the company was the 11th largest e-commerce retailer in North America. About 50 per cent of the company's sales came from its online website. The overall annual sales of the company reached almost $10 billion, in the year 2016. The company also launched its subsidiary, known as Zoro Incorporated, in the year 2011. Zoro started to address the needs of small businesses, while Grainger would be addressing the needs of medium and large scale businesses. The headquarters of the company is based in 100 Grainger Parkway. The name of the place is Lake Forest, while the name of the state is Illinois, USA. The pin code of the area is 60045-5201.
Grainger is an American company that focuses on supply and distribution of various kinds of products relating to industrial supplies, for its customers and clients. The current CEO and chairman of the company are DG Macpherson. As of the year 2017, the total revenue generated by the company is more than $10.4 billion. Also, as of the year 2017, the overall number of employees working at the company was more than 25,700. The company serves over 3 million customers and has over 598 retail branches as well. The company also sells via its online website and has 33 distribution centres too.
The primary services provided by the company include allowing customers to have retail as well as online presence to purchase various kinds of industrial supplies provided by the company. The products include motors, material handling, plumbing, tools, safety supplies and also other management supplies and technical support too.
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