Smith will showcase its multifaceted, global sourcing and support capabilities in Munich
Houston, TX (October 31, 2016) – Smith, a global distributor of electronic components and semiconductors, today announces its upcoming exhibition at Electronica 2016 in Munich, Germany. Smith will join this leading, international industry gathering to showcase the diverse sourcing and service options and strong quality foundation the company offers customers in Europe and beyond.
Smith representatives will be on-hand in booth 235, hall A3 to demonstrate the company’s product sourcing, supply chain support, and inventory management capabilities, in addition to the quality and anti-counterfeit testing resources that form the backbone of Smith’s operational prowess.
“Electronica is one the world’s leading electronics industry gatherings, where attendees and exhibitors have a front-row seat to new tech and market developments and insights,” said Todd Burke, Smith’s Vice President of Business Development. “Even more importantly, the show offers the opportunity to work in person with current and potential partners to build and strengthen these vital bonds and offer them a deeper level of support.”
Multifaceted support has been a dominant theme with Smith in recent years, especially as the needs of large global tech manufacturers have evolved along with the global electronics industry. The company only looks to expand on these flexible support capabilities as it undertakes new initiatives and strategies for growth.
Smith already reaches a broad swathe of global partners with the localized support of its thirteen global offices, but the company is looking to bolster the local reach it can offer customers even further by expanding its footprint in Europe. Additionally, Smith is broadening the quality assurance and anti-counterfeiting capabilities of its Amsterdam laboratory to better serve this key region.
On a global scale, the company has also focused its attention on optimizing the unique solutions Smith develops for customers, from sourcing to long-running programs. Smith’s Intelligent Distribution™ model reflects the convergence of the company’s varied support options and ability to adapt to partners’ evolving needs. Offering seamless global electronics sourcing and logistics, regardless of distribution channel or locale, Smith’s Intelligent Distribution™ model provides customers a range of market expertise, custom supply chain services, and flexible logistics capabilities to meet their unique needs and goals.
Smith is poised to showcase all of these advantages at Electronica 2016.
“Electronica provides a meeting ground for some of the greatest minds in the electronics industry,” said Margo Evans, Smith’s Vice President of Marketing. “We look forward to the opportunity to engage with them directly to learn more about the newest developments in the global market, and how we can help partners thrive in this evolving space.”
WHAT: Electronica 2016
WHEN: Tuesday, November 8 - Friday, November 11, 2016
WHERE: Smith Exhibition Showcase
Hall A3, Booth 235
Messegelände, Munich, Germany 81823
Meetings with Smith personnel can be scheduled via Smith’s Electronica page.
Electronica is a global business platform that draws decision-makers and investors from Germany and abroad. This show represents a concentration of expert knowledge, from developers to company executives, in nearly all consumer segments and user industries – from automotive and industrial electronics to embedded, wireless, medical electronics, and MEMS. Electronica draws buyers and decision-makers in search of suitable products and solutions to meet their current and future requirements. The leading international trade fair, Electronica is the first place to see which components, systems, or applications make new developments such as smart homes and connected cars possible in the first place.
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 13 cities around the world, from Silicon Valley to Seoul, Smith’s 500 employees communicate in 36 different languages and buy and sell components 24 hours per day. 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, Saleschain™, offering real-time inventory and logistics visibility anywhere in the world. Smith is the leading independent distributor of electronic components and ranks number 13 among all global distributors. Smith’s Intelligent Distribution™ model adapts to ever-changing demands by providing seamless global electronics sourcing and logistics, regardless of distribution channel or locale. For more information, please visit http://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