MRO giant Grainger named among ‘World’s Most Admired Companies’

Broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products Grainger has once again scored a spot on FORTUNE’s annual list of “World’s Most Admired Companies” in 2019, the Wholesalers: Diversified category, in its sixth consecutive year.

FORTUNE’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list covers 52 industries and surveys around 3,750 executives, directors and analysts to rate enterprises in their own industry on nine criteria, such as investment value, quality of management and products, social responsibility and ability to attract talent.

“We’re honored to lead our category, once again, on FORTUNE‘s ‘World’s Most Admired Companies’ list,” said Grainger Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DG Macpherson. “Our 25,000 team members around the world strive to make a real difference with our customers and communities, and our sustained top spot on this ranking demonstrates our actions leave a positive—and lasting—impression.”

More than three million customers rely on Grainger for products in categories such as safety, material handling and metalworking, along with services like inventory management and technical support. Grainger offers more than 1.7 million quality in-stock products, a consultative sales approach, technical and product expertise, a premium digital experience and the ability to ship complete orders to customers quickly.

Grainger, owner of Cromwell Tools and Fabory, launched an online fastener and tool supplier, Zoro, to the UK a year ago.