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Established in 1981 by four Southwestern Ontario Power Transmission and Bearing distributors. Co-operative business model – IDI’s “members” are IDI’s shareholder owners. 100% Canadian.



IDI supports distributors in the following market verticals:


  • Industrial Supply

  • Safety Supply

  • Power Transmission / Bearings / Motion Control

  • Fluid Power



All IDI shareholders are independently-owned distributors – publicly-traded companies are not permitted in IDI.



About our approximately 100 shareholder owners:


  • More than 260 branches spanning every province and territory

  • Over 2,300 employees servicing the Canadian industrial marketplace

  • Between $150M – $200M in inventory housed across Canada, in close proximity to any end-user

  • Over $1.15B in gross revenues

  • Close to $600M in purchasing power in our four market verticals



More than 140 IDI-approved vendor relationships, covering both the lines that our shareholders market, as well as the costs shareholders incur to operate their businesses. IDI shareholders channel close to $200M of their spend through the co-operative. $8,000,000 – $10,000,000 in annual savings, rebates, discounts, and incremental revenues are returned back to our shareholders.




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