- Press Release
Avnet Technology Solutions Wins Intel EU+ Expansion Growth Award
Bracknell, UK, 22 April 2010:
Avnet Technology Solutions, the solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), was awarded the Intel EU+ Expansion Growth Award by Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) at the recent Intel Distributor Enabling Conference in Barcelona, Spain. Avnet was recognized amongst more than 40 EMEA distributors for excelling and maximizing growth opportunities in 2009. The award was presented to Francesco Capizzi, European Intel product manager, Computer Components, Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA.
Avnet Technology Solutions’ Computing Components division is Europe's premier distributor of leading-edge PC components. The division has a focused line card that ensures a close relationship with each supplier and a sales force that is able to deliver in-depth knowledge on each product.
“We recognized Avnet with this prestigious award not only because of their ability to drive growth in Europe for Intel products, but also because of their expertise in channel management and solutions development,” said Maan Ahmadie, EMEA Director of Distribution at Intel. “Our partnership with Avnet has enabled Intel to serve a broad set of geographies and customers in Europe. We appreciate their dedication to the Intel channel, and their ongoing commitment to generating profitable growth for their business partners.”
Avnet Technology Solutions’ Computer Components division distributes Intel's leading-edge products, including processors, motherboards, networking and servers, which are designed to work together to deliver a complete technology solution. With a centralised logistics facility, Avnet Technology Solutions’ Computing Components is able to hold large stocks of products from leading manufacturers, such as Intel and other complementary suppliers, providing next day delivery in many cases across Europe.
“Avnet’s solutions-driven approach, coupled with the close relationship between Intel and Avnet, has accelerated the success of our system builder, embedded OEM and reseller partners in EMEA,” said Rajesh Suman, vice president of Computer Components, Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA. “This achievement demonstrates Avnet’s execution strength and commitment to the technology channel. We look forward to building on this success and helping Intel continue to grow and expand their business in EMEA.”
About Avnet Technology Solutions
As a global solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions collaborates with its customers and suppliers to create and deliver effective solutions that address the business challenges of their end-user customers locally and around the world. For fiscal year 2009, the group served customers in more than 30 countries and generated US $7.04 billion in annual revenue. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. Visit: www.ts.avnet.com/emea/
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.
Avnet Technology Solutions
Kirsten Klatt, European Marketing & Communications Director
Tel: +49 (0) 2153-733 328
Left: David Powel, Intel Director Worldwide Distribution Marketing
Centre: Francesco Capizzi, Avnet Technology Solutions, European Intel Product Manager
Right: Maan Ahmadie, Intel EMEA Director of Distribution