ST. LOUIS--The NAED Education & Research Foundation announced the availability of a new report, The Path to Disruption: Innovative Technologies & the Electrical Distribution Industry, that takes a practical look at the economic and industry implications for seven disruptive technologies.
Based on a 2013 survey of NAED members, this whitepaper provides possible applications and potential challenges facing the industry.
Some of the highlights of the report include:
- Eighty-one percent of respondents agree that customized lighting offers one of the best opportunities for distributors over the next five years.
- Thirty-nine percent of distributors currently sell parts for electric vehicles and charging stations.
- Nearly half of the respondents did not feel that additive manufacturing (3D printing) capabilities would play a significant role for electrical distributors.
NAED members can download a copy of the report at www.naed.org/research.
NAED is the trade association for the $70+ billion electrical distribution industry. Through networking, education, research, and benchmarking, NAED helps electrical distributors increase profitability and improve the channel. NAED’s membership operates in more than 5,100 locations internationally.