Lewis-Goetz Launches Web-based Tool to Help Identify Cost-Saving Solutions

App Features Case Studies from Three-year Initiative to Document $53 million in Savings

PITTSBURGH, PA - March 10, 2015 — Lewis-Goetz recently launched its interactive, web-based Case Study Tool that has re-imagined the way its growing customer base can access the company’s cost-saving solutions. The app includes custom solutions that Lewis-Goetz implemented across 14 industries over three years to save its customers more than $53 million.

“With the release of this tool, Lewis-Goetz is not only engaging with our customers, we’re revolutionizing the way they implement solutions in their own operations,” said President and CEO Don Evans.

With the ability to filter case studies by industry, product and/or solution, the new Case Study Tool enables current and potential customers to explore the ways the company identifies a problem, determines a solution and implements a fix in cost-effective ways. The tool filters case studies across 14 industries, including aggregate, aluminum, chemical, food, mining, oil and gas, original equipment manufacturing, package handling, pharmaceutical, power generation, pulp and paper, refining, steel and tire.

In addition to filtering by product category, users can also filter by solutions, including Avoided Downtime, Increased Production, Increased Safety, Innovation, Labor Reduction, Plant Survey, Product Repair, Product Substitution, Reduced Downtime, Testing and Vendor-Managed Inventory.

About Lewis-Goetz
Since 1935, customers have trusted Lewis-Goetz to tailor solutions to meet their mission critical hose, sealing, belting and valve needs. North America’s largest industries rely on the unsurpassed know-how of the company’s long-time tenured specialists to troubleshoot industry challenges and identify problems before they become emergencies. Lewis-Goetz is one of North America’s largest industrial distributors and is the largest company owned by ERIKS North America, which was recently ranked 20th on MDM’s 2014 list of Top 40 Industrial Distributors. You can visit www.lewis-goetz.com for more information.

Founded in 1940, ERIKS is a leading international industrial service provider offering a wide range of engineering components and related technical and logistics services. ERIKS’ current product range is divided into five core activities: flow technology, sealing and rubber technology, industrial plastics, power transmission and bearings, and tools, maintenance and safety products. ERIKS currently consists of more than 60 companies with 450 branches in 27 countries, serving over 200,000 customers in the MRO, OEM, and project distribution business. In 2013, ERIKS generated net sales of approx. €1.8 billion (USD 2.3 billion) with 7,500 employees. ERIKS is a wholly owned subsidiary of SHV Holdings N.V., a family-owned multinational with net sales of €20.0 billion (USD 25.6 billion) in 2012. For more information visit www.eriks.com.

For information, contact:
Katie Oswald Clark


ERIKS North America Headquarters

650 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
Phone: +1 (412) 787-2400
Fax: + 1 412-341-7192

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