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Global Industrial

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Global Industrial
Company typeSubsidiary
Founded1949; 75 years ago (1949), in New York City, New York, US
  • Michael Leeds
  • Paul Leeds
HeadquartersPort Washington, New York
Key people
Bob Dooley (president)[1]
  • Industrial supplies
  • Office supplies, Electrical supplies and equipment
  • Plumbing supplies and hardware
  • HVAC supplies and parts
  • Storage equipment
  • Safety equipment
ParentGlobal Industrial Company

Global Industrial is a business unit of Systemax Inc, a Fortune 1000 company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange as NYSEGIC. Global Industrial is incorporated in New York as Global Equipment Company Inc.,[2] and conducts business under the names Global Industrial, Global Industrial Equipment, Globalindustrial.ca[3] and GlobalIndustrial.com. The company sells industrial products and office supplies through direct to business channels with headquarters in Port Washington, New York.


Global Industrial was established in 1949 by Michael and Paul Leeds in Queens, New York as a material handling equipment supplier.[4] In 1985 the company began to deal with computer products. Through acquisitions of other computer-supply companies, the company expanded across the U.S. and into parts of Europe, with a revenue of nearly $180 million by 1990.[5]

According to the company website,[2] it sells over 1,000,000 products via online sales and call center.[6]

According to Systemax annual reports and web articles the company has seen double digit growth for the past 5 years.[7][8]

Awards and honors[edit]

Global Industrial has been accredited by the Better Business Bureau since June 2002.[9]

Global Industrial was ranked number 21 on Modern Distribution Management's Top 40 Industrial Distributors in 2017.[10]


  1. ^ "Robert Dooley: Executive Profile & Biography - Businessweek". Bloomberg Businessweek. Archived from the original on December 2, 2014. Retrieved December 2, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "About Us". Global Industrial. Retrieved December 2, 2014.
  3. ^ "International Marketing - Systemax subsidiary beefs up its Canadian industrial products web site". Internet Retailer. June 2, 2011. Retrieved December 2, 2014.
  4. ^ "About Us". Systemax. Archived from the original on 2014-12-09. Retrieved 2014-10-06.
  5. ^ "Systemax Rides an Online Sales Wave". The New York Times. July 18, 2004. Retrieved December 2, 2014.
  6. ^ "Industrial Equipment Supply". Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Systemax Inc. - Systemax Investor Relations". NASDAQ. Archived from the original on December 8, 2014. Retrieved December 2, 2014.
  8. ^ "B2B Company News - An upgraded web site helps Global Industrial grow global sales". Internet Retailer. October 6, 2014.
  9. ^ "Systemax Inc. Review - COMPUTERS-SUPPLIES & PARTS in Port Washington, NY". Better Business Bureau. Retrieved December 2, 2014.
  10. ^ "The 2017 List of Top Industrial Distributors". Modern Distribution Management. Retrieved October 31, 2017.[permanent dead link]

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