Panduit's got your conduits covered. The company's electrical components tie together the communications, computing, power, and security systems of a building or physical location. Products include cabling, connectors, copper wire, fiber-optic components, cabinets and racks, grounding systems, outlets, terminals, and other electrical components. It also offers software used to integrate and manage separate building functions. Panduit has manufacturing facilities in China, Costa Rica, the Netherlands, Singapore, and the US. The company partners with such companies as IBM, Rockwell Automation, and Cisco. Panduit was established in 1955 by Jack Caveney Sr. and is owned by its officers.
With buildings reportedly consuming more than 70% of all the electricity produced in the US, and the US government pushing for greater energy efficiency, Panduit is counting on its Unified Physical Infrastructure (UPI) approach to be used during the initial planning stages for new buildings, as well as when existing buildings are retrofitted. UPI is used to integrate the physical infrastructure and functions of a building using networks that control and automate building systems and connect with other locations.
The company's own headquarters' building was built using Panduit's cabling and communications components integrated with Cisco's wired and wireless networking products to demonstrate how an integrated building approach can improve security and communications across multiple locations while lowering energy costs.
Panduit's electrical and wiring products and services are offered primarily to the education, finance, government, and transportation industries. In addition to buildings, the company's products are used in wind power farms, airports, manufacturing plants, and data centers. Customers have included Carnegie Mellon, BAE SYSTEMS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Xerox, and Union Pacific Railroad. – less