The Conrad Sourcing Platform currently provides over 6 million products supplied by leading manufacturers, well-known brands and accredited business partners. The third quarter of 2021 will see Conrad focusing on MRO, offering a selection of about 375,000 products and a range of comprehensive services specifically aimed at the sector.
“Our exhaustive range of products and services makes sure our B2B customers get the complete package,” explains Helmut Müller who looks after Building Service products at Conrad Electronic. “Our sourcing platform allows you to manage all orders easily and in one place. This includes product search, fast delivery services and everything in between. Goes without saying that we continually update our product range, to meet our customers’ needs. When it comes to building service supplies, we presently focus on electrical wiring and digital networks.”
However, this doesn’t exclude current hot topics such as electromobility. New funding opportunities and technological progress mean the number of electric vehicles is on the rise, with regard to both individual transport and across the commercial haulage, logistics and trade sector. Proper vehicle charging infrastructure has become one of the key elements of building services. The Conrad Sourcing Platform covers the entire spectrum, including wall charging pods, mobile charging stations, cables and adapters, charger controllers, and a wide range of accessories, thereby catering for electrical contractors and in-house service engineers alike.
One of the most recent innovations across the building services sector is using drones to detect, record and assess damage to buildings and plant. No more hiring expensive man lifts, putting up complex scaffolding, or calling in engineers qualified for working at heights. UAVs are an easy way to inspect premises and hard-to-reach places from above. Camera sensors, video recording and thermal imaging enable a fast and effortless damage assessment from a safe distance, taking building and plant inspections to an entirely new level. However, this does not mean that the Conrad Sourcing Platform does no longer cater for more traditional building service needs.
Electrical Wiring: Linchpin of Building Services Efficiency
Companies need to operate in a fast, flexible and sustainable fashion without compromising on efficiency and reliability. This also applies to building infrastructure. High-quality electrical wiring saves energy and labour, and allows implementing flexible building utilisation strategies. Based on this, Conrad supply a comprehensive range of space-saving state-of-the-art switchboard technology.
Digital Networks and IT Infrastructure
When it comes to building services, these days, fast internet connections are right up there with water and electricity supplies. IT infrastructure is now playing a vital part in setting up and interlinking workspace. However, the huge range of different technologies and products now being available tends to confuse customers. This is where Conrad come in, offering competent support, for instance, in the form of mesh systems that provide fast and stable Wi-Fi across large areas.
Essential: Alarm & Security Systems
Conrad’s range of building security supplies comprises CCTV, code locks, access control systems and video intercoms. This means the Conrad Sourcing Platform provides solutions for businesses of all sizes, including supermarkets and large factory premises.
Lighting: Vital for Workplace Efficiency
Ensuring proper lighting conditions means much more than just putting more lamps in: lighting plays a big part when it comes to providing a healthy, creative and efficient working environment. Proper lighting has been shown to lift your mood, help you stay healthy and increase productivity. In this context, Conrad offers a variety of solutions, involving wall and ceiling lights as well as a range of smart indoor and outdoor lighting solutions.
Tailored Services for B2B Customers
Besides getting personalised quotes, B2B customers benefit from scheduled and call-off orders which enables forward-planning, and ensures only sourcing supplies at the time when they are needed. Moreover, Conrad sell cables and hoses by the metre, and offer industrial-grade cable manufacturing covering both coaxial cables and braid.
Last but not least, Conrad’s very own IoT platform supports B2B customers in all things digital transformation. Conrad Connect, one of Europe’s leading IoT platforms, is curating a fast-growing ecosystem that comprises over 130 well-known brands. Companies use the platform-as-a-service (PaaS) to provide their customers with straightforward solutions, and to develop new digital business models across sectors such as energy management, e-mobility, manufacturing, retail and facility management.