Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Industrial Distribution
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  • Contact
    • MSC Industrial Supply, 7 Pacific Avenue, Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7WP

About MSC Industrial Supply

MSC Industrial Supply are one of the largest direct marketers and premier distributors of metalworking and maintenance, and repair and operations supplies to industrial customers throughout the UK.

The story began in 1970 when two entrepreneurs from Detroit began selling tools from the back of their cars. In 1994, they opened their first European location, at the Kennametal site in Kingswinford, West Midlands.

In 2018, MSC Industrial Supply’s 6,000-plus staff are among the industry's most knowledgeable and they distribute more than 200,000 industrial products from around 1,000 suppliers to more than 50,000 customers.

The UK base is in Wednesbury and Dave Darby is the current Managing Director.

Service is the key - in-stock availability is approximately 99%, with next-day standard delivery in the UK on orders up until 7pm online.

Customers can order through around 500,000 direct mail catalogues, the internet and relationships with some of the world's most prominent B2B e-commerce portals.

What is it like to work for MSC Industrial Supply


  • Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees

  • Gym

    companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

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  • Male : Female:

    57% / 43%

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