Smith’s new locations in The Netherlands offer room for expansion in one of Europe’s tech hotspots
Houston, TX (June 25, 2018) – Smith, a global distributor of electronic components and semiconductors, today announces the relocation of its European distribution center. This completes the two-part relocation begun in late 2017 when the company moved its European headquarters to a new space in the heart of Amsterdam. These new locations provide Smith room for expansion and a strategic base of operations in one of Europe’s leading tech hotspots.
Amsterdam is a hotbed for IT and technology companies and has a strong startup presence, with players in the aerospace, energy, smart-tech, and other expanding fields based there. The city and its surrounding regions are also home to many major manufacturers and other longstanding Smith customers. The new distribution center offers 30,000 square feet of operational space to support these customers’ varied inventory management needs, bolstered by the localized support of the sales office.
“The Netherlands is a vibrant part of Europe’s tech scene, and our new sales and operational locations put us right in the middle of the growth,” said Mark Bollinger, Smith’s Chief Globalization Officer. “We’re excited to keep expanding in this region, strengthen Smith’s European presence, and work closely with current and new local partners to deliver the tailored service and procurement they need to succeed.”
The Amsterdam sales office is located at:
Smith & Associates Europe B.V.
De Entree 45, 22nd Floor
1101 BH Amsterdam
The new distribution center is located at:
2031 CP Haarlem
Tel: +31 23.750.4000
Founded in 1984, Smith sources, manages, and distributes the electronic components that go into everything from mobile phones and computers to appliances and directional drilling systems. In 16 cities around the world, from Silicon Valley to Seoul, Smith’s legion of employees communicates in 50 different languages and dialects and buys and sells components 24 hours per day, with global annual sales of $1.5 billion. Smith is always moving: helping manufacturers navigate market shifts; customizing supply chain solutions; testing components using cutting-edge technology. With testing and logistics hubs in Houston, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam, Smith’s processes focus on critical issues, from quality management to counterfeit prevention and environmental safety. Smith’s operations, purchasing, and sales worldwide are seamlessly integrated with the company’s global IT infrastructure, offering real-time inventory and logistics visibility anywhere in the world. Smith is the leading independent distributor of electronic components and ranks number eight among all global distributors. Smith’s Intelligent Distribution™ model adapts to ever-changing demands by providing reliable global electronics sourcing and logistics, regardless of distribution channel or locale. For more information, please visit https://www.smithweb.com, or, to reach a Smith representative 24 hours a day, please call +1 713.430.3000.
For more information, contact:
Smith, VP of Marketing