Company History

Working with TPC is a joy. Our account manager follows up with us regularly to offer fresh ideas and products and will, at the drop of a hat, listen to us when we have an idea.
Douglas E. Kubizna
Supervisor, Norfolk Naval Shipyard

40 Years in the Making

Founded in 1979 in Cleveland, Ohio, TPC Wire & Cable was originally a spin-off of Cadillac Electric under Premier Industrial Corporation, with warehouse operations based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Growing quickly in 1986, the TPC warehouse was relocated to a larger facility in Mentor, Ohio.

Since then, TPC has continued to scale up through a series of acquisitions and expansion into international sales with the establishment of distributors and assembly services in Mexico, Canada and South Korea.

Through all of this growth and expansion, TPC has stayed firmly rooted in it's original values and continues to operate out it's company headquarters in Northeast Ohio.

a man adjusting six reels of TPC cable in the Mentor warehouse and distribution center

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 Chicago-based 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.

2019

TPC acquires Milrail, Inc., a North American specialty supplier of wire, cable, interconnect devices and grounding systems to the Rail, Transit and Military markets.

Working with TPC is a joy. Our account manager follows up with us regularly to offer fresh ideas and products and will, at the drop of a hat, listen to us when we have an idea.
Douglas E. Kubizna
Supervisor, Norfolk Naval Shipyard

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