Anixter Named Top Provider of Information Technology Products and
Anixter Recognized as Elite Provider by VARBusiness Magazine
Skokie, IL (November 23, 1998) -- Anixter Inc., a leading
international network integrator, has been named to the VARBusiness 500, an exclusive
ranking of the top 500 VARs and integrators in North America.
"We are pleased to be named to this elite list. It is a welcome validation of our
efforts to provide our customers with full network life-cycle support, from planning
through deployment, to operational support," explained Jim Serenbetz, Vice President
of Marketing, Networking, Anixter.
Anixter, which ranked Number 17 on the list, has been providing networking products and
solutions to the industry for years now with revenues of just under $3 billion. The list
included more than 500 companies, representing the most successful value-added resellers
(VARs), providers of information technology (IT) solutions, system integrators and
technology consulting organizations within the United States and Canada.
After intensive researching and studying of business models and finances of the
numerous value-added channel organizations, the editors of VARBusiness narrowed the
listing to 500 companies with the greatest revenue coming from the sale of hardware and
software as well as consulting, training and programming services to organizations
representing all sectors of the economy. The ranking was published in the special recent
issue of VARBusiness.
"Being named to the VARBusiness 500 is a strong measure of success, a distinct
honor," stated Leslie Jeffery, Publisher, VARBusiness. "Listed companies are the
leaders in information technology solutions and customer satisfaction, and play major
roles in setting the direction of the computer industry."
Published twice each month by CMP Media, VARBusiness goes behind headlines to provide
in-depth market intelligence and perspective about business trends, product and technology
issues, and supplier activities impacting VARs of computer products and services.
VARBusiness provides a unique blend of information to help VARs manage and grow their
business and provide better solutions to their customers. Its Web site is located at
Anixter Inc. (NYSE: AXE), a Fortune 500 company, is an international integration and
distribution specialist. Anixter's Network Integration business unit's offerings include
assessment, design, implementation and operational support for a wide range of technology
products from leading manufacturers. Anixter's 100,000 customers include Fortune 1,000
companies, as well as institutions in the education, healthcare, finance and government
sectors. Founded in 1957 and headquartered in Skokie, Ill., the company currently employs
6,000 people operating in 165 locations across 40 countries. Anixter is the only
non-manufacturing Principal Member of the ATM Forum, and is also actively involved in many
leading industry organizations such as IEEE, BICSI and ANSI. More information can be found
on the company's Web site at www.anixter.com.