Posted May 24, 2023

Wesco expands innovation solutions portfolio

Wesco International, a provider of business-to-business distribution, logistics services, and supply chain solutions, has expanded its portfolio of services to 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, Illinois.

In a world fraught with supply chain challenges, technology convergence and sustainability demands, Wesco says its newly expanded capabilities underscore the company's mission to build, connect, power and protect the world. The changes are designed to help customers, suppliers and partners navigate an increasingly dynamic global marketplace. 

"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," said 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," he added. "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 said 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 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 information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) come together, customers across every sector are looking to gain real-time, data-driven insights into their businesses. Through the combination of IT and OT expertise, deployment support, installation enhancement services, broad portfolio of products and supply chain expertise, Wesco 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 stated.