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Company History


​​1979: TPC Wire & Cable is founded. A spin-off of Cadillac Electric under Premier Industrial Corporation, the company occupies a small office in Cleveland, OH with warehouse operations based in Indianapolis, IN.

1986: In response to rapid growth, TPC relocates its warehouse and distribution operations to a larger facility in Mentor, OH.

1996: TPC becomes a Premier Farnell plc company when Premier Industrial Corporation is acquired by Farnell Electronics pls of Leeds, England.

2011: TPC is acquired by Pfingsten Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm.

2012: TPC establishes corporate headquarters in Macedonia, OH. The renovated 120,000-square-foot facility brings all company operations under one roof with an onsite warehouse and distribution center, cable assembly center, and engineering testing labs.

2014: TPC expands international sales with the establishment of distributors in South Africa and Zambia.

2015: TPC is sold to Audax Group of Boston, MA., a Chicagobased private equity group, with a focus to enhance the company’s ability to offer customers premium products and service levels. TPC completes the acquisition of Enersave Wire & Cable in Mexico City, allowing further expansion of product inventory and assembly services into Mexico and Latin America. TPC launches a partnership with Pfisterer of Germany, making TPC the only value-added reseller and systems integrator of select Pfisterer products in North America.

2016: TPC announces new distributor Broland of Seoul, South Korea, creating a presence for the brand in Northeast Asia and amplifying the company’s global approach.

2017: TPC acquires Electra Cord, Inc., manufacturer of custom-molded cable assemblies, power cords, and cord sets serving OEM customers.

2018: TPC wins Northcoast 99 Award and was chosen as the Top Score Award winner for the Mid-Sized Organization category for companies with 51-500 employees.