- Press Release
Avnet Brings Together Industry Leaders to Create “One Vision” for Growth
Avnet’s Computer Components annual European sales conference provides forum for suppliers and customers to develop long-term strategies for success
Bracknell, 9 November 2009:
Avnet Technology Solutions, the solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), held its annual Computer Components European sales conference the 15th to 18th October 2009 in Malta. Attended by more than 150 Avnet Business Partners, the conference was themed “One Vision,” which underlines Avnet’s solutions-driven approach to technology sales and marketing. The event provided attendees with an in-depth look into the business strategies and industry trends they need to create opportunities for accelerated success throughout the region.
“Avnet’s One Vision Computer Components conference was designed to help our business partners obtain the insights and relationships they need to develop technology-based solutions that solve end-users' business challenges,” said Raj Suman, vice president of Computer Components, Avnet Technology Solutions EMEA. “Avnet plays a critical role in fostering close collaborations between our suppliers and our customers. By bringing everyone together for three days of productive meetings and thought-provoking conversations, we were able to create a vision for success that delivers competitive advantages for our business partners.”
The Computer Components division serves the microprocessor and PC component needs of original equipment manufacturers, system builders and value-added partners worldwide. The business’ focused line card allows Avnet to form close relationship with each supplier represented and provides customers with a sales force that is able to deliver in-depth knowledge on every product. The One Vision conference demonstrated Avnet’s market leadership and ability to invest in long-term, shared growth opportunities for its customers and suppliers.
Darren Grasby, Director EMEA, AMD, was impressed with the event: “Avnet was recently recognized as AMD’s global distributor of the year, and this event showcased their long-standing expertise in how to help our customers grow their businesses. It was professionally organized and run, with a focus on developing actionable business plans. The customers invited are clear leaders in their fields and regions, which resulted in detailed discussions about future business opportunities.”
Customers attending the event also found it beneficial: “The conference provided an ideal forum for us to better understand the investments that computer components suppliers are making in product development and innovation,” said Anders Odden, Product Manager PC Components, Komplett. “We were able to work closely during the event with suppliers and our Avnet team to ensure our business strategy aligns with product roadmaps and our customers’ needs. Following the conference, we feel we are positioned for long-term success in the region and understand how products from multiple suppliers can be used to create complete solutions to solve our customers’ business challenges.”
About Avnet Technology Solutions
Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. As a global technology sales and marketing organization, Avnet Technology Solutions has sales divisions focused on specific customer segments and a select line card strategy enabling an exceptional level of attention to the needs of its customers and suppliers. For fiscal year 2009, the group served customers in more than 30 countries and generated US $7.04 billion in annual revenue. The group's Web site is www.ats.avnet.com.
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology in the world. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers and providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 27, 2009, Avnet generated revenue of $16.23 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
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Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA
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