Fastenal Company deals in distributing construction, industrial and safety supplies. They are essentially a company associated with and promoting industrial supply chain. They even offer other services that include inventory management, tool repairing, manufacturing and many other third party logistic requirements. The company has more than 2,000 branches across Europe, Mexico, Canada and the United States. There are more than 16 centers of distribution. The company was established by Bob Kierlin, in 1967. The company even offers vending machines, drill bits and other tools. In 2007, they initiated their own freight fleet in order to minimize excessive transportation cost. Custom packaging, product sourcing, inventory management are some of the major services they offer.