Machine Tools Supply


Machine Tools Supply began as a distributor of perishable cutting tools, abrasives and measuring equipment and has grown into a premier supply chain manager specializing in procurement and inventory control through point of use dispensing systems.

Founded in 1987 and located in Costa Mesa, California, Machine Tools Supply maintains warehouses, corporate offices and a team of dedicated professionals to serve our growing customer base throughout the United States. We currently market to numerous industrial manufacturers, both large and small, including those in the aerospace, automotive, medical, recreational, shipbuilding and fluid control industries.

Machine Tools Supply is dedicated to deliver first-class business solutions to our customers through superior products and top-notch customer service. We strive for "total customer satisfaction" by partnering with our customers as problem solver, innovator and cost saver. Our ultimate goal is to improve processes while performing at the lowest total cost level. With this in mind, the AutoCrib Automated Tool Dispensing and Inventory Control System was conceived.

In 1994, one of our co-founders, Stephen Pixley, realized that combining tools with vending machines as tool dispensers would solve a multitude of challenges manufacturers faced: excessive tool usage, accountability, inventory management, loss prevention, stock outs and data collection. The initial vending machine concept grew into an entire system of software and dispensing systems to include; automated lockers and cabinets, stand-alone robotic tool cribs and hand held scanners. Eventually, a new corporation, AutoCrib, Inc. was formed solely to concentrate on the future development of the inventory control software and dispensing systems. The AutoCrib system is recognized as the most innovative and versatile on the market today.

Machine Tools Supply utilizes the AutoCrib Automated Inventory Control System to manage some of the largest installations in the world of dispensing and inventory control systems for perishable and non-perishable tooling, safety supplies, MRO supplies and other indirect materials. These services are provided with NO CAPITAL INVESTMENT from our customers.

Recently, Machine Tools Supply formed a "National Accounts Division" to target larger business entities with multiple locations throughout the United States. The combined knowledge and experience of Machine Tools Supply and AutoCrib, has enabled us to formulate unique and proprietary inventory management solutions to drastically reduce total overall procurement and inventory costs.