Since starting outside of Chicago in 1957, Anixter has been striving to redefine distribution based on their customers’ needs. The original premise of value-added wire and cable distribution back in 1957 was to “buy by the mile and sell by the foot,” just what the customer needed, an industry first. That innovative mentality has continued to where Anixter is now the leading global distributor of communications infrastructure, specialty wire and cable, security and OEM supply fastener products. Anixter is a Fortune 500 company that is publicly traded with 2013 sales of $6.2 billion.
Although Anixter continues to provide the basic fundamentals of distribution — moving products from point A to point B — it has also added technical engineering assistance andinnovative supply chain support for its customers around the world.
Anixter has locations in more than 280 cities and a technical staff around the world that can assist customers across the complete sales cycle, from design to implementation. Anixter can leverage its technical team, its labs and its select portfolio of world-class manufacturers to help create solutions that meet customers’ needs. Anixter’s understanding of technical and deployment challenges enables projects to be completed on time and under budget. Whether recommending an integrator or coordinating products to multiple countries in different time zones, Anixter understands that global reach with an on-site presence fills a unique gap for multinational customers. It works with top-tier suppliers, integrators and end-users to deliver a singular integrated experience.