Press Release Details

nVent Announces Acquisition of WBT Business

February 10, 2020
  • Advances nVent’s Data Center and Networking Solutions (DNS) set
  • Expands cable management and pathway offerings for DNS, commercial and industrial applications
  • Extends our innovation in cost-efficient, labor-saving connections

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- nVent Electric plc (NYSE: NVT) (“nVent”), a global leader in electrical connection and protection solutions, today announced the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of WBT LLC, a U.S.-based manufacturer of cable tray, a business that will become part of nVent’s Electrical & Fastening Solutions (EFS) segment, marketed as part of the nVent CADDY product line.

An innovative and customer-focused business, Centralia, IL-based WBT manufactures high-quality cable tray, and has approximately 40 employees supporting manufacturing in Centralia and Chandler, AZ.

“WBT’s unique and labor-saving cable tray product line is the perfect complement to our nVent CADDY j-hooks and fasteners, allowing us to offer customers a one-stop solution for cable management and pathways for DNS as well as commercial and industrial applications,” said Robert van der Kolk, President of nVent’s EFS business.

Joe Ruzynski, President of nVent’s Enclosures business added, “Taking this one step further, we can offer customers even greater value by combining nVent CADDY fastening products and WBT cable tray with our nVent HOFFMAN liquid cooling enclosures – a truly differentiated, One nVent solution for DNS.”


nVent is a leading global provider of electrical connection and protection solutions. We believe our inventive electrical solutions enable safer systems and ensure a more secure world. We design, manufacture, market, install and service high performance products and solutions that connect and protect some of the world's most sensitive equipment, buildings and critical processes. We offer a comprehensive range of enclosures, electrical connections and fastening and thermal management solutions across industry-leading brands that are recognized globally for quality, reliability and innovation. Our principal office is in London and our management office is in Minneapolis. Our robust portfolio of leading electrical product brands dates back more than 100 years and includes nVent CADDY, ERICO, HOFFMAN, RAYCHEM, SCHROFF and TRACER.

nVent, CADDY, ERICO, HOFFMAN, RAYCHEM, SCHROFF and TRACER are trademarks owned or licensed by nVent Services GmbH or its affiliates.


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Source: nVent Electric plc