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MSC Industrial Supply Co Timeline:
Every major milestone in our history has been based on servicing the needs of our customers. Take a look at some of the highlights below and join us as we look forward to the achievements yet to come!
1970: Two entrepreneurs from Detroit began selling tools out of the back of their cars.
1972: The J&L catalogue was born! The first catalogue had 72 pages.
1990: J&L became part of Kennametal, and moved to the headquarters in Livonia, MI.
1993: J&L published the first monthly Advantage sale flyer.
1994: J&L opened the first European location in the UK. Based at the Kennametal site in Kingswinford, West Midlands
First UK Advantage, 8 pages & 41 products, First UK Catalogue with 113 pages
1998: Moved to brand new Wednesbury Distribution Centre.
2002: Launch of new TSR Team (Out bound territory sales team)
2004: Launch of UK website
2006: MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc., acquire J&L
Sales function expansion including new National Account Team
2007: Introduction of the Field Sales team
2008: Achieved ISO9001-2000 Accreditation
2009: Launch of 9th edition catalogue - First to be branded MSC/J&L Industrial Supply™
Implemented new IMT department (Inventory Management Team) for Vending Machines & customer managed inventory
Launch of www.mscjlindustrial.co.uk
2010: Launch of 10th edition catalogue, branded The Big Book™.
2012: MSC/J&L Industrial started trading as MSC Industrial Supply Co in February 2012. This Name change came with the launch of our 11th Edition Catalogue
2014: Launch of 12th edition catalogue with 2162 pages, 3 brand new sections, includes over 90,000 products!
Launch of Control Point
Launch of the new mscdirect.co.uk - Faster, Smarter, Easier
MSC become proud product sponsors of Bloodhound SSC and agree to supply products to facilitate and support the project.
2015: MSC become members of the Institute of Customer Service.
Free local area delivery is increased to 20 miles of MSC, Wednesbury.
MSC open day celebrates launch of new sales counter.

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