2011 MCM 100 Top 10: Industrial/MRO

If you Google “MRO,” you’ll see that there is more than one definition of the acronym. But for the most part, it stands for maintenance, repair and operations. And most of the MRO/industrial products merchants on the top-10 list below are also on the MCM 100 ranking.

The top dog in the category, Wesco International, increased its sales 9%, from $4.6 billion in 2009 to 5.1 billion in 2010. W.W. Grainger boosted its sales 20%, from $1.5 billion to $1.8 billion.

If Takkt America doesn’t look familiar, that’s because it used to be known as K+K America. Takkt America, which includes eight different brands, increased its revenue by about 8%, from $411 million in 2009 to $443 million in 2010.

1. Wesco International: $5,060.0

2. VWR International: $3,600.0

3. Patterson Cos: $3,420.0

4. W.W. Grainger: $1,800.0

5. MSC Industrial Direct Co: $1,652.0

6. Interline Brands: $655.0*

7. HD Supply: $580.4*

8. Takkt America : $443.0

9. Newport Corp: $121.8

10. Production Tool Supply: $117.1

(Direct sales in millions)
* estimate

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