Competition Bureau safeguards competition in markets essential to the delivery of electricity and internet to Canadians
“Canadians rely on companies like WESCO and Anixter to support their basic needs, such as light, heat and internet connectivity. We are confident that the agreement signed today will preserve competition in markets vital to the basic needs of Canadians.”
Commissioner of Competition
Pole line hardware includes a variety of high/medium voltage equipment installed on electrical transmission/distribution lines, and is purchased by electrical utilities, among other customers. Datacom products include copper, coaxial, and fiber-optic cabling, cabling infrastructure products, and associated equipment used by telecommunications and cable companies, internet service providers, data centres and other customers.
WESCO is a leading global distributor of a wide array of products, including pole line hardware and datacom products. WESCO operates from 11 distribution centres and approximately 500 branches, including 120 locations in Canada.
Anixter distributes a wide range of products across approximately 50 countries, including through 31 locations in Canada.
Mergers of all size and in all sectors of the economy are subject to review by the Bureau to ensure they do not result in a substantial lessening or prevention of competition.
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The Competition Bureau, as an independent law enforcement agency, ensures that Canadian businesses and consumers prosper in a competitive and innovative marketplace.
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