Anixter Inc.

W234 N2091 Ridgeview Pkwy Ct.
Waukesha, WI 53188


Anixter is a leading global distributor of Network & Security Solutions, Electrical & Electronic Solutions and Utility Power Solutions. We help build, connect, protect and power valuable assets and critical infrastructures. From enterprise networks to industrial MRO supply to video surveillance applications to electric power distribution, we offer full-line solutions, and intelligence, that create reliable, resilient systems that sustain businesses and communities. Through our unmatched global distribution network along with our supply chain and technical expertise, we help lower the cost, risk and complexity of our customers' supply chains.



Chad Eberhardt
Account Manager


Vicki Wicihowski
National Account Manager

Started in:


  • Milwaukee 7

Core Competencies:
Wire and Cable Electrical Wire and Cable Electronic Wire and Cable Voice and Data Cable Communications Copper Cabling Infrastructure Fiber Optic Cabling Infrastructure Coaxial Cabling Infrastructure Voice Products Telecom Power Products Software Security Video Surveillance Access Control Electrified Door Hardware Mechanical Door Hardware Intrusion Detection Fire Alarm Systems Professional AV Other Security Products Networking Networking In-building Wireless CATV Video Intelligent Lighting Hardware and Supplies Racks And Cabinets Cable Management Test Equipment Tools and Supplies Power Products Electrical Supplies
Portfolio: Reducing costs, saving time, improving productivity and mitigating risks
Supplier to the Defense Industry:
Yes, we are a secondary supplier

Number of Employees:
Over 2000

Import: Yes

Export: Yes


  • Automotive
  • Defense Industry Supply Chain
  • Energy Systems
  • Food and Beverage
  • Forest Products-Packaging-Lumber
  • Foxconn
  • Lakeshore Manufacturing Cluster
  • Marine Manufacturing
  • Water Industry - Technology or Manufacturing
  • Wisconsin Wind Works


  • ISO 9001

Markets Interested in Serving

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Agriculture Equipment
  • Construction
  • Energy: Compressed Natural Gas
  • Energy: Oil and Gas
  • Food and Beverage (FAB)
  • Paper Converting
  • Renewable Energy: Biofuels or Biogas
  • Renewable Energy: Wind Energy
  • Transportation Manufacturing
  • Water Technology or Manufacturing


  • Components, Parts and Hardware
  • Construction and Installation (incl. construction materials)
  • Distribution of Materials and Hardware - Wholesale
  • Electrical: Wire, Wire Harnesses, Control Systems, Electrical Construction
  • Engineering, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Import-Export Services
  • Safety - Fire Protection/Work Clothing/Safety Products
  • Transportation, Logistics, Warehousing

Manufacturing Tier

  • OEM: An original equipment manufacturer, or OEM, refers to a company that makes a final product for the consumer marketplace.




GLENVIEW, Ill. February 5, 2018 — Anixter Inc. (NYSE: AXE) is expanding the footprint of its North American flagship distribution Center in Alsip, Illinois, with the addition of a 238,000-sq.-ft. facility, equipped with an intelligent conveyor system and voice picking technology, making it Anixter’s largest—and smartest—distribution center. With 30 to 40 percent more storage capacity and new automation technology, Alsip is expected to speed up shipments significantly to customers.


“The new facility will significantly decrease our processing time,” said Orlando McGee, Executive Vice President of Global Operations. “The technology and design of this facility will enable us to move orders into the shipping network faster.  Ultimately, that nets out to better service overall to our customers.” McGee estimates that Anixter will see total productivity savings of 15-25 percent.

Anixter will be seeking LEED certification in this facility based on a number of improvements made to the building design, including the new motion-activated LED lighting system, which is estimated to be 40 percent more energy-efficient than a standard lighting system.

Additionally, the 5,500-ft. smart conveyor system, which runs only when objects are placed on it, is estimated to be 35 percent more efficient than a belt-driven system and is designed for worker safety and ease of use. “The conveyor will be positioned at the right height so that product can be pushed directly onto the conveyor without lifting, reducing injuries,” commented McGee.

With Bluetooth headsets and Android devices directing them to their next pick, employees will also have their hands and eyes free, and be able to confirm vocally in their preferred language. The new voice picking technology is expected to improve efficiency and accuracy as well as worker safety.

According to Anixter CEO, Bob Eck, the new Alsip facility embodies the smart building approach that Anixter champions in the marketplace. “We excel at assisting customers  in laying the groundwork for smart buildings—from structured cabling to automation and  lighting systems—to improve safety, productivity, space utilization and efficiency. We’ve applied our own smart building principles to Alsip, and this new facility demonstrates the quantifiable business value of the smart building approach.”

Anixter’s expanded distribution center in Alsip, Illinois, is expected to open in mid-April of this year.


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