Indianapolis, IN - Indianapolis based fastener distributor, Würth Service Supply is celebrating its 65th anniversary in business this October.
E.C. Seitz, Sr. founded Service Supply Company in Indianapolis in 1948. The family company grew rapidly, expanding its reach to a multi-branch structure across the U.S. and inhabiting two former Cole Motor Company buildings, totaling over 400,000 square feet, and a ten-story office building in downtown Indianapolis.
As the company grew, it received notable recognition as a national distributor. Industrial Distribution Magazine recognized the company as “Distributor of the Century” in 1986, and a year later was named one of the 15 companies “who services customers best, industry by industry” by Fortune Magazine (other companies included: Campbell Soup, L.L. Bean, Liz Claiborne, and American Express).
In 1998, the company was acquired by the German based Würth Group, a global leader in the distribution of assembly components, and took on the name Würth Service Supply. The company moved its headquarters to a facility on the northwest side of Indianapolis, maintaining its branch structure.
Throughout its 65 years, the company has always maintained a culture of excellent customer service, growth, and celebrating successes. To commemorate this milestone anniversary, the company will be hosting an open house at its Indianapolis headquarters on October 14th to showcase the progress it has made as a company and to celebrate both its history and its vision of growth for the future. Würth Service Supply currently maintains 17 branch locations in the U.S., and 2012 sales were approximately $107 million. The company plans to double in size by the year 2020.