Anixter to Open New Flagship Facility in Houston

10/07/16

GLENVIEW, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Anixter International Inc. (NYSE: AXE) today announced that it would be opening a customized Houston, TX flagship facility in Jersey Village, conveniently located near the Beltway 8 and 290 interchange.

Scheduled to open in early 2017, the new 200,000 sq. ft. Anixter location will enable the company to stock a comprehensive product portfolio spanning across electrical, data and security solutions and will showcase its full range of value-added services. In addition to the warehouse facility, a team of on-site sales and technical experts will be available to help customers with product, technology and solution questions covering electrical, electronic, data, enterprise and security applications.

The location is being designed to include a SOLUTIONS BRIEFING CENTER, where customers can receive hands-on product evaluation and training and engage with technical specialists for product and solution selection. Chris Blakeslee, North American SVP - Electrical and Electronic Solutions (EES), stated, “Our new location in Houston will allow us to fully execute our value proposition for customers in the Houston market. Our range of products, covering every aspect of electrical, data, and security installations is the broadest in the industry, and will result in a true one-stop shopping experience. It also represents our continued enthusiasm and commitment to our suppliers and customers.”

"To collocate with our EES salespeople will create an environment that makes it easier to provide our customers with broader value and more relevant business solutions," said Dirk Naylor, North American SVP - Network & Security Solutions. "Hosting all of the resources for customer support in one location will makeAnixter a more effective business partner in the Houston marketplace, and will allow our customers to better leverage our Supply Chain Solutions and technical expertise," continued Naylor.

Anixter, which acquired the Houston-area locations of HD Supply - Power Solutions Division in October 2015, also announced the appointment of a new senior business leader for the Houston market. Greg Roth, formerly Regional Vice President for Anixter’s EES business in central Florida, brings over 25 years of electrical wholesale distribution experience. Mr. Roth will immediately assume the role of Vice President of Sales for the Houston-area Electrical and Electronic Solutions’ business.

About Anixter

Anixter International is a leading global distributor of Network & Security Solutions, Electrical & Electronic Solutions and Utility Power Solutions. We help build, connect, protect and power valuable assets and critical infrastructures. From enterprise networks to industrial MRO supply to video surveillance applications to electric power distribution, we offer full-line solutions, and intelligence, that create reliable, resilient systems that sustain businesses and communities. Through our unmatched global distribution network along with our supply chain and technical expertise, we help lower the cost, risk and complexity of our customers’ supply chains.

Anixter, with over $7 billion in annual revenue, adds value to the distribution process by providing our customers access to 1) innovative supply chain solutions, 2) over 450,000 products and $1.2 billion in inventory, 3) approximately 320 warehouses/branch locations with approximately 9 million square feet of space and 4) locations in over 300 cities in more than 50 countries. Founded in 1957 and headquartered near Chicago, Anixter trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AXE.

Anixter International Inc.

Dawn Marks

Vice President of Global Communications at Anixter

1-847-224-8665

dawn.marks@anixter.com