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 its original values and continues to operate out its company headquarters in Northeast Ohio.
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.
In response to rapid growth, TPC relocates its warehouse and distribution operations to a larger facility in Mentor, OH.
TPC becomes a Premier Farnell plc company when Premier Industrial Corporation is acquired by Farnell Electronics pls of Leeds, England.
TPC is acquired by Pfingsten Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm.
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.
TPC expands international sales with the establishment of distributors in South Africa and Zambia.
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 announces new distributor Broland of Seoul, South Korea, creating a presence for the brand in Northeast Asia and amplifying the company’s global approach.
TPC acquires Electra Cord, Inc., manufacturer of custom-molded cable assemblies, power cords, and cord sets serving OEM customers.
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.
TPC acquires Milrail, Inc., a North American specialty supplier of wire, cable, interconnect devices and grounding systems to the Rail, Transit and Military markets.