Chicago, IL-based Grainger, distributor of facilities maintenance supplies, has released its 2008 catalog featuring more than 183,000 facilities maintenance products, 44,000 more items than last year.
The distributor added more than 4,000 power transmission products including bearings, couplings, linear motion products and belts; 9,000 raw materials products such as metal, plastic, rubber and felt; 4,200 fleet maintenance products such as lift equipment, battery chargers and accessories; and 30,000 more products spread across product categories including plumbing, electrical, tools and material handling.
In addition, the company launched a private label, Tough Guy, a professional cleaning supplies brand. The product category includes products such as degreasers, disinfectants, foam and lotion soaps and dispensers and polyethylene trash containers.
Grainger's expanded product offering can also be found on the company Web site at www.grainger.com/news.
The product line expansion is part of a multi-year program to create a comprehensive offering across MRO categories. In 2007, the product line expansion program accounted for 2 percentage points of revenue growth in the branch-based segment.