- Corporate History -
Metric and Multistandard Components Corp. specializes in METRIC fasteners and
industrial components. We stock over 48,000 high-quality items at all five of
our locations. Our sales staff is technically trained to thoroughly understand
the products that we sell and our catalog is recognized throughout the industry
as being the most comprehensive guide to METRIC supplies in the United States.
MMCC was founded in 1963 by three Czech entrepreneurs who had a vision to bring
metric and British industrial components — both common and unusual — to US
industry. MMCC has never lost sight of that vision and today remains committed
to being the largest and most comprehensive supplier of these parts in the
The company's first office was a modest 4,000 square foot building in Yonkers,
NY. For the first several years, the owners were the only employees -
performing all tasks from sales & purchasing to shipping & receiving.
Their "hands-on" involvement with the business guaranteed that things got done
right and got done quickly. The urgency that they gave to every order - no
matter how big - can still be seen today.
The founders believed that a well-conceived, detailed catalog was the key to
the long-term success of the business. Although certain products that we offer
may seem rather mundane, there is a great deal of technical information
associated with their composition and installation. The catalog was there to
provide this information accurately and concisely. Catalog #6013 continues this
tradition today. It is the 13th major catalog since 1963.
The business continued to grow throughout the sixties and early seventies. The
Yonkers, NY office quickly became too small to accommodate the volume of orders
and inventory. In 1971, MMCC moved to a 10,000 square foot office in Elmsford,
NY. After three years, that became too small and our current office was built
in Hawthorne, NY. During this time of tremendous growth, it also became clear
that the best way to serve customers west of the Mississippi was to open
full-stocking branch offices. Our first branch was opened just outside of
Chicago in 1975. Shortly after, in 1977, the second branch was opened in
Dallas. During the eighties, each of our locations significantly increased its
physical capacities either through expansion or relocation.
In 1993, MMCC established a purchasing office in Germany to centralize our
European purchasing and consolidate incoming freight shipments. The office has
proved to be an invaluable asset to our customers. In 1995, MMCC opened a
full-stocking branch in Atlanta to solidify our share of the southeastern US
market. In 2000, our Reno branch was added to the team finalizing a strategy
that every city in the US be reachable by regular UPS ground service within 2
days. Between the five locations in the United States, MMCC now occupies over
175,000 square feet of office and warehouse space.
Our company continues to
be 100% American owned by
two of the families that
started the business over
forty years ago. We look
forward to continued growth
and success through innovation
and commitment to our customers
in this new millennium.