Tri-Ed Is Now Anixter

By John Honovich, Published Jan 23, 2018, 11:57am EST

Goodbye, Tri-Ed.

As Tri-Ed's own website now makes clear:

But what difference does this make for one of the industry's largest distributors? In this note, we share feedback from sources close to Anixter and examine the issues involved including operations and branding.

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** *** **** **** than * ***** ************ ******** ***-** (** August ****) *** $*** million. *** *********** ******** Anixter's ****** ***** *** strength ** ****** ******* sales **** ***-**'* **+ locations / ******** *** large ******* ** ******* dealers.

***, "***-**" ******** *** employees **** ***** ** themselves ** ******* *** the **-****** ******** **** be ******* **** **** to *******.

Reported ************

***** *** ************ *** cited ** ******* ***** to *******:

  • ****** *** / ********** system: ***, *** ******** and ********* **** ** on * ****** ******. This *********/****** *** *** systems **** ********** ** Anixter *** ***-**. ******** expected ******* ****** ******** and ******** ********* *** ********* and ********** ********** *** vendors ******* ** *******. 
  • **** ********* *******: ******* will ******** *** ******** / ****** ** ***** **** solution ****** *** ******** Anixter / ***-** *********. For *******, **** ************ and ******* ******** ** the ****** ** **** as **** ******** ****** different *****.
  • ************ ********* *********: **** people, ****** ******** *** more ****** ********* ** help ****** ********* **** *********.

**** ** *** **** to ******** *** **** better *** ********* ** recommendations *** *** ** did *** ******** **** manufacturers **** ************ ** the ********** ****** *** helping *******.

Branding **********

******** ** * **** complicated *****. *** ***** is ******** ********** ****** ** *** user************** ***** ********** *********. *** ***** ** being **********.

***-**'* ***** ** *** healthier ***** ******** *********** than *******, *.*., ******* IPVM ********** ******* ** the ***:

***: ******* ************ ******* *** ***-** ************ *******.

** *** ***** ****, since ******* *** *** acquirer *** *** **** larger ******* *******, ** is ****** ********** **** Anixter's ***** ***** ** used **** ***-**'*. ********, it ** ****** ** have * ****** ******* brand **** ******* ********* brands (*** ******* *** many ** ******** ********* Clark *** ********).

*** ********* *** ******* will ** ********** ******* to ***** **** ***** the ******* ******** ********* driven ** *** **** sales. *** ******** ********* help *** ** *** branches ******** *** ********** flows ** '*******' ** could ****** ******** *** Anixter *** **** ***, their ********* *****.

******* *** ***** ********** publicly ********* ***** ********** problem ** ******* ** end *****.

***** ****** * ****** brand *** ****** ********* make *********** *****, *** next ******** / **** will ** *** ******* improves *** ******* ********** within ******** *********** **** broadly.

Comments (1)

We didn't buy from Tri-Ed before because of their association with Anixter. So not much difference to us.

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