Applied Industrial Technologies a Two-Time Winner of Silver Performance Excellence Award from Boeing

   Applied Industrial Technologies a Two-Time Winner of Silver Performance
                         Excellence Award from Boeing

PR Newswire

CLEVELAND, Feb. 12, 2013

CLEVELAND, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Applied Industrial Technologies
(NYSE: AIT) announced it has received a 2012 Silver Performance Excellence
Award from The Boeing Company. Boeing issues its service awards annually to
recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance throughout the
year. Applied^® maintained a silver composite performance rating each month of
the 12-month period beginning October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012. This is
the second Silver Performance Award Applied has received from Boeing.

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Applied provides Boeing with a broad range of MRO solutions for its
manufacturing operations, including bearings, power transmission products, and
various maintenance supplies. This prestigious award is based on several key
performance criteria and demonstrates the company's commitment to consistently
delivering quality products and services.

"Boeing sets high standards for quality assurance and on-time delivery, and we
make it our goal to exceed their expectations," says Tom Armold, Vice
President – Marketing and Strategic Accounts for Applied. "Our ability to meet
the stringent requirements to receive this award for a second time
demonstrates Applied's ongoing commitment to our customers' success."

For more information on the Boeing Performance Excellence Award, visit

With more than 500 facilities and 5,000 employee associates, Applied
Industrial Technologies is a leading industrial distributor that offers more
than four million parts to serve the needs of MRO and OEM customers in
virtually every industry. In addition, Applied provides engineering, design
and systems integration for industrial and fluid power applications, as well
as customized mechanical, fabricated rubber and fluid power shop services.
Applied also offers maintenance training and inventory management solutions
that provide added value to its customers. Applied can be visited on the
Internet at

SOURCE Applied Industrial Technologies

Contact: Julie Kho, Applied Industrial Technologies, +1-216-426-4483,
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