PHOENIX — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 16, 2011 — Avnet Express, part of the Avnet Electronics Marketing operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), marks another milestone today as it announces that its online catalog offering now exceeds five million parts. This milestone comes on the heels of two successful regional launches in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia. As the largest e-Commerce catalog of electronic component products, Avnet Express offers customers a consistent global platform of localized content, functionality, payment options, service and support. Avnet Express can be accessed in nine languages and 13 currencies. To view the entire scope of capabilities that the Avnet Express site offers, view a short demo at: www.avnetexpress.com/demo.
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“While having the ability to offer our customers more than five million parts from Avnet Express is a tremendous milestone, we’re not done yet,” said Beth Ely, senior vice president of Avnet Express. “Avnet continually looks for ways to meet the growing demands of our customers. We’re committed to leveraging our scale and scope to benefit our customers and accelerate their success.”
Avnet Express’ online offering is not only the largest, but also offers customers the opportunity to receive same day shipping on orders placed by 8 p.m. CST, utilize parametric searching capabilities and upload a bill of materials (BOM) for easier sourcing of products. Avnet Express offers more than 1.5 million parts in quantities of one and has a large offering of broken reel options for design engineers and hobbyists alike.
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About Avnet Electronics Marketing
Avnet Electronics Marketing is an operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. that serves electronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers in more than 70 countries, distributing electronic components from leading manufacturers and providing associated design-chain and supply-chain services. The group's website is located at www.em.avnet.com.
About Avnet, Inc.
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers in more than 70 countries worldwide. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended July 3, 2010, Avnet generated revenue of $19.16 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
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