WESCO and Anixter’s Solar INSTA-REEL Wins 2021 BIG Innovation Award
PITTSBURGH – WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a leading electrical, communications, and utility distribution and supply chain solutions company, is pleased to announce its Solar INSTA-REEL has been named a winner in the 2021 BIG Innovation Awards presented by the Business Intelligence Group.
The Solar INSTA-REEL, a cable management solution released in 2020, offers significant safety, efficiency, and sustainability benefits for contractors and integrators. The INSTA-REEL mitigates risk by eliminating the need for jack-stands when pulling cable and enables smaller crews to stagger shifts to keep jobsites less crowded. Solar INSTA-REELS are also reusable, providing a sustainability benefit while eliminating disposal costs.
“With the combination of WESCO and Anixter, we can offer the Solar INSTA-REEL to more customers in the utility industry, enabling greater efficiency and safety,” said Andy Chacon, Director, Strategic Marketing, WESCO. “We are committed to providing innovative solutions that help our customers work smarter today while building for tomorrow.”
“More than ever, the global society relies on innovation to help progress humanity and make our lives more productive, healthy and comfortable,” said Maria Jimenez, chief operating officer of the Business Intelligence Group. “We are thrilled to be honoring WESCO and Anixter as they are one of the organizations leading this charge and helping humanity progress.”
Organizations from across the globe submitted their recent innovations for consideration in the BIG Innovation Awards. Nominations were then judged by a select group of business leaders and executives who volunteer their time and expertise to score submissions.
WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a publicly traded FORTUNE 500® company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading provider of business-to-business distribution, logistics services and supply chain solutions. Pro forma 2019 annual sales were over $17 billion, including Anixter International which it acquired in June 2020. WESCO offers a best-in-class product and services portfolio of Electrical and Electronic Solutions, Communications and Security Solutions, and Utility and Broadband Solutions. The company employs over 18,000 people, maintains relationships with over 30,000 suppliers, and serves more than 150,000 customers worldwide. With nearly 1.5 million products, end-to-end supply chain services, and leading digital capabilities, WESCO provides innovative solutions to meet current customer needs across commercial and industrial businesses, contractors, government agencies, institutions, telecommunications providers, and utilities. WESCO operates nearly 800 branch and warehouse locations in over 50 countries, providing a local presence for customers and a global network to serve multi-location businesses and multi-national corporations.
About Business Intelligence Group
The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, these programs are judged by business executives having experience and knowledge. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.
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