Global manufacturer of physical infrastructure equipment in the segment of energy, communication, computer, control and security systems. They are present in 120 countries and employ 5,000 people.

Panduit are a manufacturer of physical infrastructure equipment in the segment of energy, communication, computer, control and security systems. The company employs over 5,000 people in more than 120 countries.

The company was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Tinley Park in the US state of Illinois.

Panduit currently operates ten manufacturing facilities – four in the US and one each in Costa Rica, Mexico, China, Romania, the Netherlands and Singapore – and twelve warehouses worldwide. All productions are certified with ISO 9000 and ISO 14001 certificates.

Panduit is a solution-oriented company known for its high-quality products. They spend more than 10% of its revenue on research and development. Panduit has strategic alliances with Rockwell Automation, Cisco Systems, EMC, IBM, Microsoft, General Cable and other industry leaders.

Panduit offers solutions in physical infrastructure, for use in all individual core areas:

  • in data centres,
  • in connected buildings,
  • in business networks,
  • in industrial automation and
  • in original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and in building and equipment maintenance, repair, and operating supplies (MRO).

These solutions enable strategic partnerships with industry leaders and include innovative products from the following lines:

  • communication cabinets, cabinets with shelves and cable editors,
  • accessories for cable editors,
  • cable ties,
  • copper systems,
  • optical systems,
  • earthing systems,
  • heat-shrinkable tubing and wear protection,
  • identification and labelling products,
  • installation tools,
  • security and protection of network systems,
  • output systems,
  • ceiling / floor cable management,
  • power connectors,
  • PoE systems,
  • stainless steel cable ties and permanent identification products,
  • parapet channels,
  • connections,
  • cable distribution channels,
  • zonal cabling systems.

Unified physical infrastructure – UPI

The development of the industrial network industry and intelligent building systems poses both challenges and opportunities. Businesses that face challenges and seize opportunities in a unified way can be successful in these increasingly unpredictable times. Panduit is facing a vision of the so-called single path.

The term “unified physical infrastructure” (UPI) means the convergence / alignment of physical layers (such as electricity, lighting, data, voice and security systems) that are now installed and operated separately. Panduit solutions are designed according to the principles of UPI, namely to reduce the risk and complexity associated with systemic convergence and integration, as well as to reduce costs and improve sustainability.

Physical systems should be thoughtfully planned, integrated and flexible, as today’s needs of production facilities require such approach. The key drivers for developing these guidelines are:

  • increasing demands for lean production,
  • interdependence between the systems managed over IP networks, and
  • the growing need for communications and technologies that enable communications.

Unified physical infrastructure reduces operating and rearrangement / reconfiguration costs, as well as reduces risk by increasing production flexibility.

Research by reputable industry analysts has shown that such companies need up to two weeks to move to a new product line. This means two weeks of unproductivity – and this time can be greatly shortened with the help of a single physical infrastructure.

Analysts have also evaluated UPI as a concept that changes the way customers replace closed architectures with more open, converged systems. With UPI-based solutions from Panduit, we take a holistic approach to data centre design and risk management. At the same time, this concept encourages more frequent interaction between IT staff and building managers, thus meeting the requirements for uninterrupted production time and flexibility.

Buildings that are connected to a unified physical infrastructure connect facilities and network systems directly to a common network in the building. Some systems converge electronically, through a common IP network architecture, while other systems converge physically through a common line and cable channels.