Fastenal is a business-to-business supply chain solutions company and a wholesale distributor of industrial and construction supplies. Backed by global sourcing, quality, and logistics operations, each location is a local source for a spectrum of OEM/MRO supplies and solutions.
Fastenal opened its first fastener store in 1967 in Winona, Minnesota. Since then, Fastenal has greatly expanded its footprint as well as its products and services. Today, Fastenal serves its 400,000 active customers through approximately 2,100 stores, almost 1,200 on-site locations, and 14 distribution centers. Since 1993, the company has added other product categories, but fasteners remain its largest category at about 30%-35% of sales. Fastenal also offers customers supply-chain solutions, such as vending and vendor-managed inventory.