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First investment in Asia expands the EDGE family

Sept. 1, 2015
The investment in Willtech is the first expansion for EDGE in Asia.  Currently EDGE has a substantial position in Brazil through previous acquisitions of Ladder, Intereng, and LAAX. Founding members of EDGE are French Gerleman Electric Co., Gerrie Electric Wholesale International Inc., Horizon Solutions LLC, Kendall Electric Inc., Kirby Risk Corp., McNaughton-McKay Electric Co., North Coast Electric Co., Revere Electric Supply Co., The Reynolds Co., Van Meter Industrial Inc. and Werner Electric Supply Co.
EDGE Global Supply has purchased the majority of Beijing Willtech Co. Ltd. (Willtech).  Willtech covers the Beijing, Tianjin and Shanxi markets and is a leading authorized distributor for Rockwell Automation.  Yu Donghai, founder of Willtech, will remain in his position of general manager and will be responsible for the continued growth of the business. The company was founded in 2006.

The investment in Willtech is the first expansion for EDGE in Asia.  Currently EDGE has a substantial position in Brazil through previous acquisitions of Ladder, Intereng, and LAAX.   Bob Eisenbrown, EDGE’s president and CEO said in a press release, “The Willtech investment provides a great starting point for EDGE in China where we can apply our skills to be a high value added supply chain partner for our customers.  Regardless of the recent slowing in China, we see this as an important long term investment in the world’s largest manufacturing market.” 

EDGE Global Supply is a Limited Liability Corp. developed and owned by a group of North American based distributor members to build a network of distribution company partners outside of North America.  Founding members of EDGE are French Gerleman Electric Co., Gerrie Electric Wholesale International Inc., Horizon Solutions LLC, Kendall Electric Inc., Kirby Risk Corp., McNaughton-McKay Electric Co., North Coast Electric Co., Revere Electric Supply Co., The Reynolds Co., Van Meter Industrial Inc. and Werner Electric Supply Co.