Comercio Electrónico for Newark

Components distributor launches online ordering in Mexico, opens warehouse for local market

Guadalajara, Mexico  October 11, 2002  Components distributor Newark Electronics has extended online ordering capabilities to its customers in Mexico and opened its first Mexico-dedicated warehouse here.

Newark customers in Mexico now can order all of their electronic components online at Newark offers an online catalog of some 160,000 items from 350 manufacturers.

"In response to the growing number of Mexican businesses making online transactions, Newark is offering an e-commerce solution for purchasing electronics components," said Sergio Buganza, general manager of Newark in Mexico.

Newark's catalog offers translated informational pages and pricing for the Mexican market. To eliminate unforeseen fees and additional import processes, Newark includes all taxes and fees in the item list prices.

Newark, a division of global distributor Premier Farnell plc, also opened its first Mexico-dedicated warehouse in Tlajomulco de Zuniga, Jalisco. The warehouse stocks high-demand electronic components for Mexican manufacturing and research and development (R&D) organizations and is overseen by Newark's Mexico-dedicated sales force.

"Newark is committed to being the premier source for electronics components in Mexico," said Buganza. "With the new warehouse we are able to reduce shipment times to 24 to 72 hours."

Customers also can stock their own inventory at Newark's facility. Newark said that, by entering into a commodity agreement with Newark, customers can reduce in-house inventory and administrative expenses.

Newark's Mexican operation is headquartered in Guadalajara, with satellite offices and local account representatives in Monterrey, Aguascalientes and Mexico City.