Wesco Expands Offerings, Support and Opens New Innovation Center
PITTSBURGH — Wholesale distributor Wesco Int’l announces an expanded portfolio of services designed to help customers, suppliers and partners navigate an increasingly dynamic global marketplace. In a world fraught with supply chain challenges, technology convergence and sustainability demands, Wholesale distributor Wesco Int’l announces an expanded portfolio of services designed to help customers, suppliers and partners navigate an increasingly dynamic global marketplace.
Complementing Wesco’s existing products and services portfolio, the additional capabilities include the formation of an Innovation Partner Ecosystem; the expansion of Internet of Things (IoT) Advisory Services; and the opening of a new solutions innovation center in Glenview, Ill.
“Wesco’s innovative digital solutions are another synergy resulting from the transformational combination of Wesco and Anixter and represent a key milestone in achieving our vision of being the best tech-enabled supply chain solutions provider in the world,” says Wesco Chairman, President and CEO John Engel. “Our expanded set of services will enable new markets and business opportunities for our suppliers and strategic partners. Our customers will benefit from our scale and global technical resources to deliver dynamic solutions that drive innovation and together, we will unlock value across our entire ecosystem.”
Wesco says it will partner with its customers, installation partners and manufacturer community globally to innovate and provide strategies that deliver meaningful return on investment. The newly formed Innovation Partner Ecosystem will work together to develop solutions to help customers achieve aggressive goals around electrification, automation and IoT, grid modernization, security, supply chain consolidation and digitalization.
Comprising a powerful group of product and software companies, the consortium currently includes: APC, Arcules, Axis Communications, Belden, Bosch, Cisco Meraki, Commscope, Corning, Crestron, DMI, Eaton, Leviton Manufacturing and Panduit.
Wesco has also expanded its global IoT advisory services. As IT and operations technology (OT) come together, customers across every sector are looking to gain real-time, data-driven insights into their businesses, says the distributor. Through its combination of IT and OT expertise, deployment support, installation enhancement services, broad portfolio of products and supply chain expertise, Wesco says the company and its partners help integrators and end-user customers define a clear path to solving their most important operational challenges by harnessing IoT.
The company says customers can view these capabilities and experience the power they can bring firsthand at Wesco’s Innovation Centers located around the world in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, England and India. In its newest center-of-excellence, at the Glenview location, Wesco intends to develop, co-innovate and demonstrate technologies and connected solutions from strategic suppliers and its Innovation Partner Ecosystem.