by Brianna Crandall — February 12, 2020 — nVent Electric, a global provider of electrical connection and protection solutions, has just announced the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of WBT, a US-based manufacturer of cable tray, a business that will become part of nVent’s Electrical & Fastening Solutions (EFS) segment, marketed as part of the nVent CADDY product line.
An innovative and customer-focused business, Centralia, Illinois-based WBT manufactures high-quality cable tray, and has approximately 40 employees supporting manufacturing in Centralia and Chandler, Arizona.
Robert van der Kolk, president of nVent’s EFS business, stated:
WBT’s unique and labor-saving cable tray product line is the perfect complement to our nVent CADDY j-hooks and fasteners, allowing us to offer customers a one-stop solution for cable management and pathways for DNS as well as commercial and industrial applications.
Joe Ruzynski, president of nVent’s Enclosures business, added:
Taking this one step further, we can offer customers even greater value by combining nVent CADDY fastening products and WBT cable tray with our nVent HOFFMAN liquid cooling enclosures — a truly differentiated, One nVent solution for DNS.
For more information, see the nVent CADDY product line.
nVent offers a comprehensive range of enclosures, electrical connections and fastening and thermal management solutions across industry-leading brands that are said to be recognized globally for quality, reliability and innovation. With its principal office in London and its management office in Minneapolis, nVent’s robust portfolio of leading electrical product brands dates back more than 100 years and includes nVent CADDY, ERICO, HOFFMAN, RAYCHEM, SCHROFF and TRACER.