Smith & Associates Expands Worldwide Presence With Korean Office.

August 8, 2000
Smith & Associates Expands Worldwide Presence With Korean Office.

Houston, Texas - Smith & Associates - the leading Independent Distributor of semiconductors, electronic components, and computer products - has opened a new office located in Seoul, South Korea. The new office continues to expand Smith & Associates' global presence into Asia by offering its customers faster shipment delivery and more accessible sales and purchasing representatives.

Smith is Headquartered in Houston, Texas and has additional trading offices in Amsterdam and Hong Kong. In addition to the Korean expansion, Smith plans to open new offices in Mexico and Northern California later this month.

"Our main focus is - and always has been - world class customer service," explained Lee Ackerley, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of Smith. "We decided to open an office in Korea to better serve our growing Asian customer base. Smith is strategically committed to strengthening our global presence to meet the needs and demands of our customers worldwide."

Smith conducts business around the globe, twenty-four hours a day, in over a dozen languages. The addition of the office in Korea will allow a more targeted effort to expand Smith's current and future business relationships in Asia. Smith's dedication to being the leading global Independent Distributor of electronic components strengthens with each expansion.

About Smith
Founded in 1984, Smith & Associates ( is a $470 million Independent Distributor of semiconductors, electronic components, and computer products to manufacturers and resellers of high-technology and computer equipment. Smith has thousands of suppliers and partners in over 60 countries, and was one of the first Independent Distributors to provide open-market sales and component pricing via the Internet. Named an Inc. 500, Houston 100, Texas 100, and World Trade 100 company, Smith's annual revenues of $3.43 million per employee are the highest of any Texas-based high-technology company. Smith is the only global leader in "just in time" delivery with the ability to deliver large quantities of components anywhere in the world, with very short lead times. Headquartered in Houston, Smith has major trading operations in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Guadalajara, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Silicon Valley. Smith operates worldwide, twenty-four hours a day in over a dozen languages.

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