Avnet Expands Services in Latin America

Newly opened technology integration center in Brazil delivers full services

PhoenixJune 27, 2012—Global technology distributor Avnet Inc. expanded its services in Latin America with the opening of a new full-service, technology integration center in Joinville, Brazil.

The 48,000 square-foot facility provides integration services for Avnet Embedded customers and Avnet Technology Solutions’ original equipment manufacturers (OEM), value-added resellers (VARs) and supply chain partners. Avnet now operates technology integration facilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

“Our new Joinville integration center provides state-of-the-art integration services for our customers in Latin America and is an example of Avnet’s commitment to accelerating growth in Latin America,” said Gerry Fay, Chief Global Logistics and Operations Officer, Avnet, Inc.Avnet's higher-end technology integration services, such as complex system configurations and software customization, are in high demand in the fast-growing Latin American market. The center is an outstanding addition to the scale and scope of our worldwide logistics network and is positioned to provide services throughout the region. It also reflects Avnet's strategy of providing our integration customers with consistent customer service and quality in all regions of the world through Avnet owned and managed facilities.”

The Joinville facility has the capacity to ship over 135,000 technology systems annually and provides high-quality solutions such as hardware integration; software configuration; system maintenance; diagnostics and functional testing; as well as comprehensive packaging and logistics solutions support. It will also have a first article lab, technology engineering team and fulfillment center with high-bay warehouse space.

“The opening of our Joinville integration center marks a milestone in our Latin American growth strategy and is an important addition to Avnet Embedded’s global service capabilities,” said Chuck Kostalnick, Senior Vice President of Avnet Embedded. “The center will help both local technology firms looking for high-quality services, and global companies who want to expand their footprint in the region through a trusted partner.”