Panduit is a global manufacturer of physical infrastructure solutions that support power, communications, computing, control, and security systems. The company has a global coverage of more than 4,000 employees with support in over 120 countries. Founded in 1955, Panduit is headquartered in Tinley Park, Illinois, USA.
Panduit currently operates nine manufacturing facilities (four in the U.S., one each in Costa Rica, Mexico, China, Romania, the Netherlands and Singapore), each of which is ISO 9000 and ISO 14001 certified, and twelve global warehouses.
In June 2008, Panduit broke ground on a new corporate headquarters facility on a 52-acre (210,000 m2) site in Tinley Park. The planned development includes an initial 280,000-square-foot (26,000 m2) building and allows for future expansion to accommodate an additional 1,200 staff. Construction was completed in early spring 2010, with occupancy starting in March 2010.
The building is a realization of the UPI approach, and is expected to receive LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council later this year.
Products and services
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These solutions leverage strategic partnerships with industry leaders and incorporate innovative products from the following lines:
- Cabinets, racks, and cable management
- Cable management accessories
- Cable ties
- Copper systems
- Fiber optic systems
- Grounding systems
- Heat shrink and abrasion protection
- Identification and labeling
- Installation tools
- Lockout/tagout, safety, and network security systems
- Outlet systems
- Overhead/underfloor cable routing
- Physical infrastructure management
- Power connectors
- Power over Ethernet systems
- Stainless steel cable ties and permanent identification
- Surface raceway systems
- Wireless systems
- Wiring duct
- Zone cabling systems
Unified physical infrastructure
The term "unified physical infrastructure" or "UPI" denotes the convergence of physical layer systems (such as power, lighting, data, voice, and security) that today are separately deployed and managed. Panduit solutions use UPI principles to manage the risk and complexity associated with system convergence and integration, while also reducing cost and improving sustainability.
Industry analysts including Gartner and Frost and Sullivan have validated UPI as a concept that "alters the manner with which customers migrate from silo-based or proprietary architectures to more open, converged systems", and "encourages more frequent interaction between IT and facilities management personnel, so manufacturing uptime and flexibility requirements can be met."