GLENVIEW, Illinois – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Anixter International Inc. (NYSE: AX) today announced the opening of a custom flagship facility in Houston, TX, Jersey Village, conveniently located near Beltway 8 and 290 interchanges.
Scheduled to open in early 2017, Anixter’s new 200,000 square foot site will allow the company to store a comprehensive product portfolio spanning electrical, data and security solutions and will showcase its full range of value-added services. In addition to the warehouse, a team of on-site sales and technical experts will be available to assist customers with product, technology, and solution questions spanning electrical, electronic, data, enterprise, and utility applications. security. The location is designed to include a SOLUTIONS INFORMATION CENTER, where customers can receive hands-on product evaluation and training and chat with technical specialists for product and solution selection. Chris Blakeslee, senior vice president for North America – Electrical and Electronic Solutions (EES), said, âOur new location in Houston will allow us to fully execute our value proposition for customers in the Houston market. Our product line, covering all aspects of electrical, data and security installations, is the broadest in the industry and will result in a truly unique shopping experience. It also represents our continued enthusiasm and commitment to our suppliers and customers. ”
âWorking with our EES vendors will create an environment that makes it easier to provide our customers with broader value and more relevant business solutions,â said Dirk Naylor, North American vice president – Network and Security Solutions. âHosting all customer support resources in one place will make Anixter a more efficient business partner in the Houston market and allow our customers to better leverage our supply chain solutions and our technical expertise, âNaylor continued.
Anixter, which acquired the Houston area sites of the HD Supply – Power Solutions division in October 2015, also announced the appointment of a new senior business manager for the Houston market. Greg Roth, former regional vice president of Anixter’s EES business in central Florida, brings over 25 years of wholesale electrical distribution experience. Mr. Roth will immediately assume the role of Vice President of Sales for the Electrical & Electronic Solutions business in the Houston area.
Anixter International is one of the world’s leading distributors of network and security solutions, electrical and electronic solutions, and power supply solutions. We help build, connect, protect and power valuable assets and critical infrastructure. From enterprise networks and industrial MRO supply to video surveillance applications and electrical power distribution, we offer comprehensive solutions and intelligence that create reliable and resilient systems that support businesses and communities. Through our unrivaled global distribution network along with our supply chain and technical expertise, we help reduce the costs, risks and complexity of our customers’ supply chains.
Anixter, with annual sales of over $ 7 billion, adds value to the distribution process by providing our customers with access to 1) innovative supply chain solutions, 2) over 450 000 products and $ 1.2 billion in inventory, 3) approximately 320 warehouse / branch offices with approximately 9 million square feet of space and 4) locations in over 300 cities in over 50 countries. Founded in 1957 and based near Chicago, Anixter is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AX.