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WESCO International, Inc – Business Description


WESCO International (WESCO) is a holding company, whose primary operating entity is WESCO Distribution. WESCO Distribution is involved in the distribution of electrical construction products and electrical and industrial maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies. It operates in the US, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Guam, UK, Nigeria, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Singapore.

WESCO has more than 400 full service branches and seven distribution centers located in the US, Canada, Mexico, Guam, the UK, Nigeria, UAE and Singapore. Out of the 400 branches, approximately 310 are located in the US, 50 in Canada, and remaining are located in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Guam, the UK, Nigeria, UAE, and Singapore.

WESCO’s customer base includes a range of industrial companies; contractors for industrial, commercial and residential projects; utility companies; and commercial, institutional and governmental customers.

WESCO provides distribution of product and services through its nine operating segments which have been aggregated as one reportable segment – the sale of electrical products and maintenance repair and operating supplies.

The company’s product range includes electrical supplies; industrial supplies; power distribution products; lighting products; wire and conduit products; control, automation, and motor products; and data communication products.

WESCO supplies products include lighting, including lamps (light bulbs and fluorescent tubes), light fixtures, ballasts and lighting controls; distribution equipment, including circuit breakers, transformers, switchgear, and busway; wire, cable, and conduit; control and automation equipment, such as industrial computers and controllers, man-machine interfaces, safety equipment, and motor control centers. It also includes data communications products, such as wiring, cabling, terminals, connectors, hubs, and routers; supplies, including batteries, fuses, fittings, safety equipment, ladders, tools, tape and other products.

The company also offers a range of services and procurement solutions. These include National Accounts Programs; which is designed to provide customers with total supply chain cost reductions by coordinating purchasing activity for MRO supplies and direct materials across multiple locations; and Integrated Supply Programs, which offers customers a variety of services to support their objectives for improved supply chain management.The company also provides other services such as supply management services, technical support for manufacturing process improvements, inventory optimization programs, joint cost savings teams, recommending energy-efficient product upgrades, safety and product training for customer employees, e-Commerce, WESCODirect.com, energy savings, export distribution services, industrial electronic repair management, and datacomm products and services.