Industrial Automation

Maintaining a competitive edge is at the top of every business leader’s mind. Early engagement with a trusted partner who understands industrial automation challenges is the key to success. Wesco is that indispensable services and solutions technology partner.

In 2025, the value creation potential of Industry 4.0 for manufacturers and suppliers is expected to reach $3.7 trillion.Wesco is uniquely positioned to be a partner on your digital transformation journey. We offer a variety of services, products, and partnerships. This enables us to identify challenges and opportunities. We can measure their impact and work together to exceed desired business outcomes.

1 McKinsey & Company, August 17, 2022, What are Industry 4.0, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and 4IR?

Industry 4.0 Solutions

In the age of Industry 4.0, factory automation has become a crucial component of modern manufacturing processes. Automation can offer many benefits to manufacturers of all types. It can increase efficiency, reduce costs, and improve quality and safety. Wesco is your trusted industrial automation advisor. We have the ability to develop smarter solutions and create efficiencies. These solutions can help drive growth for your business. Our expertise and global partnerships make this possible. 

Wesco specializes in delivering automation solutions that are tailored to precise specifications. We provide a variety of automation products, services, and technologies. These solutions are designed to meet the needs of end-users, systems integrators, and machine builders.

Industry 4.0 Strategy and Implementation

We also offer support to help implement and maintain these solutions. Our portfolio offers a wide range of services. We can tailor solutions to your specific challenges. Doing so will help you take advantage of the fourth industrial revolution.

Wesco works with facilities to improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and increase productivity. Our solutions give you access to process automation capabilities that increase throughput. We can help you optimize your discrete manufacturing processes to reduce waste and improve quality. We’ll show you how to integrate hybrid automation solutions to enhance efficiency and flexibility.

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Best-in-Class Supplier and Solution Delivery Partner Ecosystem

Wesco offers a full line of automation products and support from world-class suppliers, systems integrators, and solution delivery partners. Our partnerships allow us to offer automation solutions and access to industry-leading manufacturers and engineering expertise. Our product portfolio includes:

  • Controllers and I/O
  • Drives and motors
  • Enclosures
  • Factory automation systems
  • Industrial controls
  • IoT technologies
  • Industrial networks and connectivity
  • Motion control and motion control centers
  • Robotics
  • Sensors

Technical Expertise

We have a team of over 100 automation experts. They will work with you to identify opportunities for improvement, evaluate different automation options, and design a customized solution. Together, we’ll ensure that your automation solutions meet your specific requirements and budget. You can modernize your operations, improve equipment effectiveness, enhance safety, and boost overall performance. 

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Industry 4.0 Services

Maximize Efficiency, Safety, and Flexibility with Wesco’s Industrial Automation Services and Solutions.

Advisory Services

  • IoT and digital transformation consulting
  • Engineering services
  • Product and specification review
  • Compliance reviews
  • Technology trainings
  • OT Network design
  • Panel design


Assessment Services
  • Installed base assessments
  • Safety assessments
  • OT Network assessments
  • Cybersecurity posture survey
  • Automation evaluations
  • Modernization readiness
  • Condition monitoring
Validation Services
  • Out-of-box proof of concept solutions
  • Proof of concept development
  • Pilot programs
Implementation Services
  • OT Network implementation
  • Project management
  • System integration
  • Start up and commissioning
Support and Maintenance
  • On-site technical support
  • Remote technical support
  • Integrated service agreements
  • Repairs
  • Storeroom management
  • Spare parts management

The Case for Remote Maintenance in Manufacturing

Themes and Trends 

Operational excellence 

Digital Transformation and Cybersecurity 

A fully connected enterprise requires a comprehensive approach to industrial security to address people, process, and technology-related risks. A complex, interconnected IT/OT system includes challenges. Understanding the potential risks and building security into your industrial automation control systems and OT networks is critical.

Workforce Enablement 

Industrial customers are striving to reduce their dependency on skilled labor. To achieve this, they are investing in training programs and exploring new technologies such as robotics and automation systems.

Modernization and Sustainability

Safety and Risk Mitigation 

Enhance worker and environmental safety when you connect your people, equipment, and work sites. Aging equipment lacks the safety and security capabilities to protect your workforce, assets, and ultimately production.

Predictive Maintenance 

Extend asset life and prevent failure by predicting when a failure would occur. Measure the need for service based on actual operating conditions on the production line. Analyze equipment data to determine where and when a failure will occur before it does.

Smart Manufacturing

Smart Machines 

Smart manufacturing is driving demand for connected machines and equipment. Machine builders can offer smart machines that deliver the data and results you need to meet your productivity goals.  

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