Omni Cable today announced that it has signed agreements with both Eaton and Schneider Electric to serve as an authorized genuine source of Eaton and Square DTM molded case circuit breakers (MCCBs). The agreements with Eaton and Schneider Electric position Omni Cable as an authorized source for electrical distributors to purchase competitive Eaton and Square D MCCBs, reducing the chance of distributors seeking products from unauthorized sources.
“Counterfeit and suspect electrical products pose significant risks to contractors and end users alike, and focused effort is needed to address the problem,” said Greg Donato, COO, Omni Cable. “Before these agreements, electrical distributors seeking to supply MCCBs found it difficult to procure products from competing manufacturers due to existing Eaton and Schneider Electric authorized distributor agreements.”
The program will launch as a pilot in the following Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states: Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, and West Virginia. With these agreements, Omni Cable can provide electrical distributors with safe, reliable, and traceable factory-direct MCCBs from competing manufacturers.
“This initiative represents a milestone in our ongoing effort to help ensure the use of safe, authentic electrical products,” said Matt Cleary, Vice President, Channel, Eaton. “It’s an important step in making it easier for distributors to mitigate the risks of counterfeit and suspect products for our customers. Our goal is that, through our collective efforts, we will ultimately aid in stopping the proliferation of non-genuine electrical products.”
“This is an important turning point in our industry,” adds Ralph Harris, Vice President, Channel Development, Schneider Electric. “The century-old Square D legacy of safety and reliability directly corresponds to our ability to ensure our products are authentic and warranted for superior performance. The cooperation among Schneider, Eaton, and Omni Cable here demonstrates that as industry leaders, we’re committed to ensuring our customers are getting authentic products every time they purchase from one of our authorized distributors.”
“These agreements allow Omni Cable to reinforce its core philosophy of supporting the electrical distribution channel with hard-to-find items and solution-based selling,” said Donato. “Our commitment to selling exclusively through the electrical distributor strengthens the legitimacy of this partnership. We are excited to be asked to participate in such an important initiative facing our industry.”
Please contact an Omni Cable Account Manager for more information or to purchase MCCBs. For more information about Omni Cable visit omnicable.com or call 800.292.OMNI.
Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges. A power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion, Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.
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