WESCO International, Inc. Appointed Distributor for CommScope in the United Kingdom
PITTSBURGH, July 8th, 2014 — WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications MRO and OEM products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistics services, today announced that it has been appointed a distributor for CommScope in the United Kingdom. Under the agreement, WESCO will offer CommScope’s industry-leading SYSTIMAX and Uniprise enterprise solutions in supporting end users, contractors, and value-added resellers with technical, marketing, and implementation capabilities to help drive joint business opportunities in the UK.
CommScope offers a complete portfolio of network infrastructure solutions that enable business enterprises, regardless of size, industry or IT budget, to take advantage of business and technology opportunities. Through its SYSTIMAX® and Uniprise® brands, CommScope offers voice, data, video, and converged solutions that meet the demands of all types of networks across the globe. This is backed by CommScope’s commitment to ongoing innovation, represented through a portfolio of approximately 2,600 patents and pending patents, and an average annual investment of more than $100 million in research and development activities.
“WESCO’s local market presence, industry-leading Global Accounts program, and focus on customer supply chain solutions will extend our reach to customers and strengthen our overall presence in this market,” said Koen ter Linde, vice president of Enterprise Sales—Europe, CommScope. “Partners such as WESCO are a valuable resource for CommScope in providing local support and outstanding service to our network customers.”
“CommScope is a pioneer and proven leader in providing innovative enterprise and wireless solutions that are sought after by customers across many important end markets. We are very pleased to be offering CommScope’s highly-regarded infrastructure solutions and expanding our global relationship with CommScope,” said Les Kebler, Vice President and International General Manager, WESCO International.
WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a publicly traded Fortune 500 company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading 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 logistic services. 2013 annual sales were approximately $7.5 billion. The company employs approximately 9,200 people, maintains relationships with over 25,000 suppliers, and serves over 75,000 active customers worldwide. Customers include commercial and industrial businesses, contractors, government agencies, institutions, telecommunications providers, and utilities. WESCO operates nine fully automated distribution centers and approximately 475 full-service branches in North America and around the world, providing a local presence for customers and a global network to serve multi-location businesses and multi-national corporations.
The matters discussed herein may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. Certain of these risks are set forth in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, as well as the Company’s other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission
CommScope (www.commscope.com, NASDAQ;COMM) has played a role in virtually all the world’s best communication networks. We create the infrastructure that connects people and technologies through every evolution. Our portfolio of end-to-end solutions includes critical infrastructure our customers need to build high-performing wired and wireless networks. As much as technology changes, our goal remains the same: to help our customers create, innovate, design, and build faster and better. We’ll never stop connecting and evolving networks for the business of life at home, at work, and on the go.
This press release includes forward-looking statements that are based on information currently available to management, management’s beliefs, as well as on a number of assumptions concerning future events. Forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, which could cause the actual results to differ materially from those currently expected. In providing forward-looking statements, the company does not intend, and is not undertaking any obligation or duty, to update these statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Daniel A. Brailer
Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Affairs
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