About Us

Welcome to Bearing Distributors

Bearing Distributors, an Applied Company has been serving the industrial needs of our customers for 70 years through a vast inventory of bearings, power transmission components, motors, controls, and material handling equipment. Established in 1953 and as a family owned and operated business, we pride ourselves on our service, support and determination in building lifelong customer relationships.

In 2023, Bearing Distributors, Inc. was acquired by Applied Industrial Technologies. Combining with Applied’s unmatched industrial offering positions us as a leading technical solutions provider with significant opportunities for growth.

As a member of the Applied Industrial Technologies network, our capabilities, custom application expertise, and value-added services provide a complete, one-stop solutions offering.


We are committed to be a supplier of choice through product and service excellence. This commitment requires us to continually analyze and achieve ways to meet our customers’ requirements and exceed expectations. We will operate within our areas of expertise with integrity and purpose. Our focus is to provide leadership for the achievement and advancement of our employees and to enrich the industry we support and operate.

Our Strength Is Our People

Bearing Distributors employs a team of industry-trained sales representatives and product specialists with hands-on experience who are focused on solutions and efficiency. At Bearing Distributors, we understand a competent team makes your job easier, so we have established a group of employees who represent our resourcefulness and commitment to working hard to make sure your unique challenges are handled right the first time.

Commitment to Service

Our strong regional presence and recognition allow us to serve customers 24/7. Our branches are committed to continually maintaining a diverse product offering for all our customers. Along with our 12 locations throughout the Carolinas and Georgia, our distribution center in Columbia, South Carolina.

Our employees provide the best service possible around the clock. We offer 24/7 emergency after-hours service, so you know we will be there whenever you require us. Our goal is to have your stock requirements on-hand when you need them. Through our storeroom surveys, in-depth communication, and usage analysis, we can reduce your organization’s inventory cost, supply room costs, and turn-around time.

Proud Members of Distinguished Organizations

We are a proud member of the Power Transmission Distributors Association and the Bearing Specialist Association.

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) is the leading association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel. PT/MC encompasses a broad variety of mechanical, electrical, and fluid-driven equipment such as bearings, belts, drives, motors, gears, couplings, clutches and brakes, linear motion, and hydraulics and pneumatics.

The Bearing Specialist Association (BSA) serves and represents authorized distributors who stock and sell factory-warrantied ball, roller, and other anti-friction bearings. BSA members provide service, commitment and quality product, to industrial customers and are a vital link between our supplier partners and end users.