WESCO International, Inc. announces that WESCO Distribution, Inc. has entered into an alliance with Silicon Valley-based Plug and Play, a global innovation and startup accelerator platform. WESCO joins as a founding anchor member in launching their newest accelerator, B2B Sales and Distribution, focused on industry-specific startups and their technologies.
Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, WESCO International is a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistics services.
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Plug and Play connects startups and leading corporations around the world through a series of industry-specific accelerator programs. WESCO will have access to a global network of startups developing new digital technologies and innovative tools and solutions for the B2B distribution value chain.
"The future of distribution will require new data-driven solutions and services that build upon our historical roots of linking manufacturers to customers in the supply chain. Our alliance with Plug and Play positions WESCO to effectively participate in the digital ecosystem and expand the digitization of our business at a faster rate," says John J. Engel, chairman, president and CEO of WESCO International.
"We are excited to have this opportunity to engage with WESCO to facilitate the launch of the B2B Sales and Distribution Accelerator. WESCO's leading position in wholesale distribution combined with their digital transformation strategy makes them an ideal founding member," says Saeed Amidi, CEO of Plug and Play.