Grainger launches new online fastener and tool supplier, Zoro, to the UK

The launch of, an online-only store offering MRO products to UK businesses and consumers, has been announced by Grainger, a leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions.

Grainger said Zoro UK will make it quick and easy for all industries, professions and trades, as well as general consumers, to get the tools and equipment they need.

Zoro’s extensive online range includes everything from power tools and chemicals to personal protective equipment (PPE), from all the leading brands. In addition, Zoro aims to offer great prices, fast, friendly and reliable service with the convenience of online shopping, the firm said. Zoro first launched in the US in 2011.

“We are extremely pleased to announce this new venture, which will bring an innovative buying experience to the UK market,” enthused David Rawlinson, Vice President and President, Grainger Global Online Business.

“Grainger is the leading multi-channel MRO distributor in the US, and we are taking the expertise of Grainger in product knowledge, service and support, and applying it to an online only model that appeals to many of our UK customers who are looking for the right product delivered at the right time to get the job done.”

Zoro stocks product in personal protection & clothing, abrasives, office supplies, hand tools, adhesives and sealants, power tools, lubricants, storage and handling, packaging, cleaning and hygiene, welding equipment and more.

Grainger owns Cromwell Tools and Fabory. A huge player in the market, Grainger recently opened a 1.3 million ft² distribution facility, its 20th in the US, in New Jersey.