Global Industrial

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Global Industrial
Subsidiary
FoundedNew York City (1949)
FounderMichael Leeds
Paul Leeds
HeadquartersPort Washington, New York
Key people
Bob Dooley (President)[1]
ProductsIndustrial supplies, office supplies, electrical supplies and equipment, plumbing supplies and hardware, HVAC supplies and parts, storage equipment, safety equipment
ParentSystemax
Websitewww.globalindustrial.com
www.globalindustrial.ca

Global Industrial is a business unit of Systemax Inc, a Fortune 1000 company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange as NYSESYX. 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.

History[edit]

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.

According to Systemax annual reports and web articles the company has seen double digit growth for the past 5 years.[6][7]

Awards and honors[edit]

Global Industrial has been accredited by the Better Business Bureau since June 2002.[8]

Global Industrial was ranked number 21 on Modern Distribution Management's Top 40 Industrial Distributors in 2017.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Robert Dooley: Executive Profile & Biography - Businessweek". Bloomberg Businessweek. 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.
  5. ^ "Systemax Rides an Online Sales Wave". The New York Times. July 18, 2004. Retrieved December 2, 2014.
  6. ^ "Systemax Inc. - Systemax Investor Relations". NASDAQ. Retrieved December 2, 2014.
  7. ^ "B2B Company News - An upgraded web site helps Global Industrial grow global sales". Internet Retailer. October 6, 2014.
  8. ^ "Systemax Inc. Review - COMPUTERS-SUPPLIES & PARTS in Port Washington, NY". Better Business Bureau. Retrieved December 2, 2014.
  9. ^ "The 2017 List of Top Industrial Distributors". Modern Distribution Management. Retrieved October 31, 2017.

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