Smith & Associates is Once Again Ranked Among Top Global Electronics Distributors


Smith earns its place again among the top electronics distributors in the world

(HOUSTON, TEXAS) May 4, 2016 – Smith & Associates, the largest independent distributor of electronic components, has once more been ranked among the world’s top global electronics distributors by major industry publication Global Purchasing.

The annual Global Purchasing industry ranking provides a touchstone within the global electronics sphere, listing both franchised and independent distributors that have achieved the highest revenues in the previous year. Overall, Smith ranked thirteenth among all distributors and was the top-ranked independent distributor on this year’s list.

In a year of slowed industry growth, Smith focused more fully on the expansion of its service division, Global Services, in order to better support the multifaceted and evolving needs of both new and long-standing customers around the world. This concentration on nurturing customer relationships and providing fully individualized service was supported by Smith’s global quality laboratories and resources, which power the company’s leading functionality and anti-counterfeit testing of components. Additionally, the company expanded its global footprint in order to offer more localized customer support, opening a sales office in Bangalore, India.

“In 2015, Smith increasingly collaborated with customers to create services to support their specific needs and to help their businesses continue to thrive, even in uncertain times,” said Marc Barnhill, Chief Trading Officer of Smith & Associates. “As we look to the future, we will continue to innovate and provide unique solutions and resources to keep our customers moving in any situation or industry climate.”

The Global Purchasing 2015 distributor ranking can be accessed here.

About Smith & Associates

Founded in 1984, Smith & Associates is a global distributor of semiconductors and electronic components and a trusted provider of efficiency-enhancing supply chain services to electronics and high-tech manufacturers. Smith’s investment in advanced in-house labs, a highly trained professional team, and strategically located global support centers offers our partners complete sourcing and inventory management solutions.

A privately held company, Smith & Associates employs more than 400 people worldwide, with over $500 million in sales annually. Smith’s regional hubs in Houston, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam are ISO-certified. In addition, sales and purchasing offices are located in Austin, Silicon Valley, Guadalajara, New York, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Seoul, Taipei, Penang, and Bangalore. For more information, see or, to reach a Smith representative 24 hours a day, please call: 1.800.HOUSTON or +1 713.430.3000.

For more information, contact:
Mark Bollinger
Smith & Associates, V.P. of Marketing
+1 713.430.3038