WESCO International, Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., announced last week that it has sold its WESCO Datacom business located in Canada to Guillevin International, a Canadian distributor of industrial products.
WESCO previously merged with global datacom distributor Anixter International in June 2020. That transaction closed following WESCO’s commitment to divest its legacy Canadian Utility and Datacom businesses under the company’s Consent Agreement with the Canadian Competition Bureau.
“We are pleased to complete this transaction and to satisfy the last divestiture requirement of our agreement with the Canadian Competition Bureau,” WESCO Chairman, President, and CEO John Engel said. “This transaction is a highly successful outcome for WESCO. We will support our associates as they transition to Guillevin, and we wish them continued success. WESCO is committed to continuing to serve datacom customers in Canada, through the legacy business we acquired with Anixter.”
WESCO, a publicly traded fortune 500 company, is a leading provider of business-to-business distribution, logistics services, and supply chain solutions. Currently, the company employs more than 18,000 people, maintains relationships with more than 30,000 suppliers, and serves more than 150,000 customers worldwide. It operates nearly 800 branch and warehouse locations in over 50 countries.