- Press Release
Avnet Technology Solutions and Clickfree Sign Pan-European Distribution Agreement
Bracknell/UK, 29 July 2010:
Avnet Technology Solutions, the solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announced today that it has entered into a pan-European distribution agreement with Clickfree. The agreement enables Avnet to distribute Clickfree’s line of storage backup products, which includes both hard drive-based and DVD-based solutions, to its extensive group of channel partners.
Clickfree’s products combine easy-to-use computer backup software with the latest in consumer storage technologies, providing end users with simple, peace-of-mind solutions for saving their digital information. Designed for small offices, multi-computer households and general technology consumers, Clickfree’s solutions are ideally suited for Avnet’s system developer and original equipment manufacturer (OEMs) partners to incorporate into desktop, mobile and consumer computing solutions.
“We’re seeing an increasing demand for flexible, easy-to-implement storage products from our OEM and system integrator partners across EMEA,” said Rajesh Suman, vice president of Computer Components, Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA. “The addition of Clickfree to our line card provides Avnet’s channel partners with access to the latest consumer storage solutions, as well as an extensive portfolio of complementary off-the-shelf components and distribution services.”
Under the agreement, Avnet will distribute the following Clickfree products:
- C1 Portable Backup
- C2 Portable Backup
- C2N Network 2.5” Portable Backup
- DVD backup units
“The combination of Avnet’s global scale and scope and their true understanding of the unique needs of the OEM and system developer community was a natural fit for Clickfree as we expand into the European market,” said Clive Evans, European Business Development Manager, Clickfree. “We know Avnet will be able to provide our customers with the support needed, including technical expertise and system design consultation.”
To learn more about Avnet and Clickfree in EMEA, please visit: www.ts.avnet.com/emea
Storage Appliance Corporation, operating under the Clickfree™ brand, makes technology easy for consumers. As the inventors of effortless consumer backup, the Clickfree™ software makes backing up a PC or Mac as easy as plugging it in to the USB port — no software to install or configure. Clickfree is dedicated to offering consumers the Ultimate Backup Experience. Recognized as the market leader in consumer backup, Clickfree has received numerous awards from CNET™, PCMag™ and Laptop™ magazine. Clickfree's software is not just easier – it's smarter. With 23 patents pending, this exclusive technology is only available to Clickfree™ customers. Visit www.clickfree.com/eu for additional information.
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.
For more information please contact:
Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA:
Kirsten Klatt, European Marketing & Communications Director
Tel: +49 (0) 2153-733 328