WESCO talks up electrical distribution in blog aimed at solar suppliers

“So the question to ask then is how long will both parties keep courting each other? What is the tipping point where more business goes through distribution, especially national electrical distributors? Is the uncertainty in the market going to be a catalyst for strategic and accelerated channel strategy, or are we going to see another year of lukewarm attempts of partnering with national electrical distributors (while a lot of major project business still goes direct)?  What do both manufacturers and national distributors need to do to facilitate this process?”

Above: A photo of the home page at http://solar.wescorenewables.com/

Those questions come near the end of a blog entry on the Wesco Renewables website written by Hector Tantoh, marketing manager, renewable products, for WESCO Distribution.

How would Tantoh answer these questions? “I obviously believe that national electrical distributors, like WESCO, add tremendous value to both manufacturers and end users because of our expanded branch network, relationships with complementary manufacturers, sales force, and balance of system offerings, to name a few,” Tantoh wrote.

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