FORM 3
        
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * Vasquez Jason W 2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (MM/DD/YYYY)
9/1/2021 

3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol APPLIED INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES INC [AIT]
(Last)       (First)       (Middle)
ONE APPLIED PLAZA
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                          _____ 10% Owner
___X___ Officer (give title below)        _____ Other (specify below)
VP-Sales & Marketing-USSC /
(Street)
CLEVELAND, OH 44115      
(City)             (State)             (Zip)
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed(MM/DD/YYYY)
 

6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing(Check Applicable Line)_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Common Stock  10257  D   
Common Stock  775.69  I  Retirement Savings Plan 

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(MM/DD/YYYY)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Appreciation Rights  8/13/2014 (1) 8/13/2024  Common Stock  3000.0  $50.74  D   
Stock Appreciation Rights  8/12/2015 (1) 8/12/2025  Common Stock  4400.0  $49.04  D   
Stock Appreciation Rights  8/11/2016 (1) 8/11/2026  Common Stock  4400.0  $38.36  D   
Stock Appreciation Rights  8/11/2017 (1) 8/11/2027  Common Stock  4400.0  $48.19  D   
Stock Appreciation Rights  8/10/2018 (1) 8/10/2028  Common Stock  9300.0  $54.9  D   
Stock Appreciation Rights  8/9/2019 (1) 8/9/2029  Common Stock  10000.0  $74.55  D   
Stock Appreciation Rights  8/13/2020 (1) 8/13/2030  Common Stock  15400.0  $53.87  D   
Stock Appreciation Rights  8/10/2022 (1) 8/10/2032  Common Stock  2700.0  $88.79  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Stock-only stock appreciation rights which become exercisable in annual increments of 25% commencing one year after the date of grant.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Vasquez Jason W
ONE APPLIED PLAZA
CLEVELAND, OH 44115


VP-Sales & Marketing-USSC

Signatures
Jason W. Vasquez 9/8/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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