Move underlines hugely successful period for America II
Hiring foreign-language speakers to assist further growth in Europe
“America II Europe is one of the UK’s true distribution success stories”
STEVENAGE, Herts, UK, 25th March, 2014 - America II Europe Ltd., part of America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announces that it has moved to a significantly upgraded new premises in Stevenage. The move is a result of a period of significant success for the company and the new offices will allow America II Europe to significantly expand its operations within Europe, as well as to increase its headcount to meet a growing demand for its popular ‘blended model’ distribution services.
America II Europe’s new flagship European headquarters with around 7,000 square feet of space will be significantly larger than its previous office in Letchworth, America II Europe is now looking to expand its UK-based European sales staff by some 40%, with room for further expansion, as a reaction to what it sees as a very positive year of business.
“The last quarter has seen a general uptick across the whole industry, with Eurozone economies showing signs of recovery”, commented Gill Tory, General Manager, America II Europe. “But even within this context, America II Europe has had a particularly strong year.”
“Following this period of notable success we’re taking the long view with an ambitious plan to expand our operations across Europe. We have plans to expand particularly in Germany, but there are also huge opportunities for us to increase our capabilities within France, Italy, The Nordic countries and Eastern Europe. Our sales force already incorporates German, Italian, French, Spanish, Polish, Hungarian and Romanian speakers. We plan to add significantly to this skill-base in the coming months, and are aiming for strong double-digit growth in European business over the coming year.”
Anton Wurr, Director of Marketing at America II Electronics, added: “America II Europe is pulling ahead in the market due to its high stock levels, focus on quality, outstanding customer service, and its innovative blended distribution model, which combines the best traits of both independent and authorised distribution. These factors have been extremely successful for the company in the US, and they are now making a positive impact in the European market. The new European headquarters will give America II the opportunity to expand its presence and better serve growing demand in the European market.”
The new European Headquarter also features an advanced new internet-hosted telephone system, and is near to excellent transport links: The business is now a mere 19 minutes by train from Kings Cross, London, close to the A1, 12 miles from Luton airport and 25 miles from Stansted airport. With this move, America II Europe has also improved its catchment area for engagement with London-based staff, while maintaining high quality links to wider national infrastructure.
About America II Europe Ltd.
America II Europe's UK location serves as the headquarters for all America II operations in Europe. In addition to the sales and purchasing activity it conducts and oversees, America II Europe functions as the shipping and stocking point for America II's entire European customer base.
Further information can be found at http://www.americaiieurope.com/
About America II Electronics Inc., (America II Europe’s parent company):
Established in 1989, America II Electronics, Inc. is one of the world's largest independent semiconductor distributors.
Headquartered in Florida and with offices in the UK, Germany, China, Singapore, Japan and Mexico, America II stocks active, passive and electromechanical components from over 1,900 manufacturers. With four billion components in stock and ready to ship, America II has one of the largest inventories in the industry.
Further information can be found at
America II Electronics
Tel: +1 800-767-2637+1 800-767-2637
EML Wildfire (PR to America II Europe)
Tel: +44 20 8408 8000+44 20 8408 8000
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