Profile: WESCO International Inc (WCC.N)
7 Mar 2014
WESCO International, Inc. (WESCO International), incorporated on September 17, 1993, is a distributor of products and provider of supply chain management and logistics services used primarily in industrial, construction, utility and commercial, institutional and government (CIG) markets. The Company is a provider of electrical, industrial, and communications maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) and original equipment manufacturers (OEM) products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistics services. On September 30, 2013, the Company sold its EECOL Electric Argentina operations. In February 2014, its wholly owned Canadian subsidiary, WESCO Distribution Inc, acquired LaPrairie Inc.
WESCO International serves over 65,000 active customers globally through approximately 475 service branches and nine distribution centers located in the United States, Canada, and Mexico with offices in 15 additional countries. The Company distributes over 1,000,000 products, grouped into six categories, from more than 18,000 suppliers. In addition, it offer a portfolio of services, which includes supply chain management, logistics and transportation, procurement, warehousing and inventory management, as well as kitting, limited assembly of products and system installation.
WESCO International’s network of branches and distribution centers stock more than 250,000 product stock keeping units and it provide customers with access to more than 1,000,000 different products. Product categories and associated product lines that it offers include general and industrial supplies; wire, cable and conduit; data and broadband communications; power distribution equipment; lighting and controls, and control, automation and motors.
General and industrial supplies includes wiring devices, fuses, terminals, connectors, boxes, enclosures, fittings, lugs, terminations, tape, splicing and marking equipment, tools and testers, safety and security, personal protection, abrasives, cutting tools, tapes, consumables, fasteners, janitorial and other MRO supplies. Wire, cable and conduit include wire, cable, raceway, metallic and non-metallic conduit. Data and broadband communications include structured cabling systems, broadband products, low voltage specialty systems, specialty wire and cable products, equipment racks and cabinets, access control, alarms, cameras, paging and voice solutions. Power distribution equipment includes circuit breakers, transformers, switchboards, panel boards, metering products and busway products. Lighting and controls includes lamps, fixtures, ballasts and lighting control products. Control, automation and motors includes motor control devices, drives, surge and power protection, relays, timers, pushbuttons, operator interfaces, switches, sensors, and interconnects. It purchase products from a diverse group of more than 18,000 suppliers.
WESCO International offers portfolio of value added services, which includes more than 50 value add solutions in 11 categories, including construction, e-business, energy, engineering services, green and sustainability, production support, safety and security, supply chain optimization, training, and working capital.
WESCO International Inc
Suite 700, 225 West Station Squa
PITTSBURGH PA 15219