IDI is a network of Canadian distributors specializing in industrial supplies and power transmission, bearing products – our two product families.
Founded in 1981, IDI is a business group of industrial distributors that wish to retain their independence in a rapidly changing and dynamic marketplace. IDI’s mission is to advance the betterment of its members, customers, suppliers and staff, and to work in harmony towards the continuation of their success in a free enterprise system.
Today IDI has over 160 locations across Canada, sales in excess of $500 million and over 1850 employees to serve your requirements.
IDI offers a wide diversity of industrial supplies including abrasives and cutting tools; adhesives, tapes and chemicals; conveyor and material handling products; hand, precision and power tools; hose, hydraulics and pneumatic products, safety supplies, and threaded products as well as a full range of bearing and power transmission products including bearings; chain and sprockets; clutches and brakes; flat belt drives; couplings; gears; speed reducers; gear motors; electrical and variable speed drives; electric motors and a full range of motion control products.
IDI members have over $375 million in purchasing power allowing us to negotiate favourable contracts with our supplier partners for the benefit of all stakeholders.
IDI members represent over 1800 worldwide suppliers of industrial supplies and power transmission, bearing products. All of these lines are available to our customers.
IDI members inventory over $75 million with locations close to our customer’s plants.
Location Coast to Coast Across Canada
IDI members have over 160 locations to enable us to quote and service multi-plant national supply chain contracts.
Only companies with strong balance sheets can be members of IDI. Most members have TQM (Total Quality Management) programs in place. Many are ISO 9000 registered.
From DEDI to EFT and JIT to E-Commerce and Integrated Supply, IDI members have product purchasing systems for companies with one plant or multi-plant operations. These systems are designed to minimize the cost of acquisition and possession of industrial MRO supplies.
Groups are now providing more and more services for their members. IDI is no exception and our IDI warehouse facility is a major part of that – opened in early 1997, for the use of IDI shareholder members and their customers.
IDIind.com ( www.idiind.com )
The IDI website has been developed as an e-commerce site for IDI members and includes and ability to check stock, check price and place orders. It is a substantial site designed to make information immediately available and accessible to all IDI member companies.
We encourage everyone including customers and suppliers to visit the public part of our website for additional information about our group.