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Motion enhances Internet-based procurement system for MRO inventory

Toronto, ON -- May 17, 2002 -- Motion Industries Inc. has upgraded MotionMRO.com, a comprehensive Internet-based pr...


Toronto, ON — May 17, 2002 — Motion Industries Inc. has upgraded MotionMRO.com, a comprehensive Internet-based procurement system that provides real-time access to parts and MRO inventory.

Motion Canada president Jim Clark introduced the changes to the online program in a presentation to Machinery & Equipment MRO this week.

MotionMRO.com version 3.0 provides Motion customers with an expanded and more efficient online service. Customers can now access more information with simplified navigation through the site. Fewer mouse clicks are now needed to drill down into product details.

With MotionMRO.com, customers can search for product price and availability, request quotes, enter orders, receive e-mail order confirmation, and track order status. New features of MotionMRO.com 3.0 include:

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* Specifications, pictures, and engineering drawings of core products
* Product search filtered by manufacturer name
* On-line Product Guide
* Recently purchased items
* Access to all MotionMRO functions from the home page.

With 2001 sales in excess of $2.2 billion, Motion Industries is the world’s largest distributor of bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical power transmission and fluid power transmission replacement parts, and hose products.

Motion Industries has more than 500 operations including several branches in Canada and nine distribution centres throughout North America. It services more than 150,000 customers including automotive, chemical, food, beverage, wood/lumber, iron, oil, pulp and paper, steel and textile industries.

For more information, visit www.motionindustries.com or www.motionmro.com, or telephone 800-526-9328.

By Bill Roebuck, Editor