PITTSBURGH, July 22, 2015 — ERIKS North America, a leading industrial process solutions provider, has been ranked No. 19 on Modern Distribution Management’s 2015 Top Industrial Distributors list and the largest North American owned subsidiary, Lewis-Goetz, is ranked among the Top Hose & Accessories Distributors list.The MDM Market Leaders lists identify the top distributors by revenue across 15 distribution sectors.

MDM’s Market Leaders lists were released in July in conjunction with the 2015 Distribution Trends Special Issue, which outlines distribution industry trends based on interviews with dozens of wholesaler-distributors, industry experts and manufacturers, as well as the results from reader surveys.

“We are honored to be recognized again this year in MDM’s annual industry rankings,” said Jeff Crane, President and CEO of ERIKS North America. “Our success is a result of the broad technical solutions we are able to provide our customers which is only possible with a robust selection of high-value products and a link to the resources of ERIKS worldwide.”

Data to determine placement on the Market Leaders lists was collected from the companies, public filings and news releases. For companies that did not provide their data, MDM estimated rankings based on past reported revenues, average revenue increases within the sectors, data from economic reports and conversations with industry experts.

Modern Distribution Management (www.mdm.com) is a premier source of research on the wholesale dis­tribution industry.  View the top distributors in 15 sectors at www.mdm.com/marketleaders.

About Lewis-Goetz

Since 1935, customers have trusted Lewis-Goetz to tailor solutions to meet their mission critical hose, sealing, belting and valve needs. North America’s largest industries rely on the unsurpassed know-how of the company’s long-time tenured specialists to troubleshoot industry challenges and identify problems before they become emergencies. Lewis-Goetz is one of North America’s largest industrial distributors and is the largest company owned by ERIKS North America, which was ranked 19th on MDM’s 2015 list of Top 40 Industrial Distributors. You can visit www.lewis-goetz.com for more information.

About ERIKS

Founded in 1940, ERIKS is a leading international industrial service provider offering a wide range of engineering components and related technical and logistics services. ERIKS’ current product range is divided into five core activities: flow technology, sealing and rubber technology, industrial plastics, power transmission and bearings, and tools, maintenance and safety products. ERIKS currently consists of more than 60 companies with 450 branches in 27 countries, serving over 200,000 customers in the MRO, OEM, and project distribution business. In 2014, ERIKS generated net sales of approx. €2.0 billion (USD 2.7 billion) with approximately 8,000 employees. ERIKS is a wholly owned subsidiary of SHV Holdings N.V., a family-owned multinational with net sales of €14.9 billion (USD 19.7 billion) in 2014. For more information visit www.eriks.com.


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