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America II announces distribution agreements with 3M, Transcend, Comchip and Hongfa

Published: 9 June 2014 - Marianne Evans

America II Electronics, one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, has entered into several distribution agreements, partnering with 3M, Transcend Information, Comchip Technology., and Hongfa America.

“America II’s Blended Distribution describes how we combined—or blended—traits of the independent and authorised channels,” said Brian Ellison, president of America II Electronics. “In recent months, we’ve been absolutely focused on the authorised side of our business. We’re committed to delivering new strategic lines to our customers, and now we’re happy to announce we have added several key manufacturers to our line card. America II is now an authorised distributor for 3M’s specialty products, Transcend’s memory products and solutions, Comchip’s line of discrete semiconductors, and Hongfa’s line of relays and electronic devices.”

Terms of each agreement vary. As outlined in the 3M agreement, America II will distribute products from 3M Specialty Products Division, including their tapes, adhesives, safety products, cable accessories, heat shrink products, LED light bulbs, and other various products used in electrical applications for the industrial and utility markets. Through its partnership with Transcend, America II will supply its customers with the company’s line of memory modules, drives and cards. Under terms of the Comchip agreement, America II will be a global stocking distributor of Comchip’s line of discrete semiconductors. And through its partnership with Hongfa, America II will distribute the manufacturer’s full line of products including relays, contactors, switches, and circuit breakers.

With four billion components in stock and available to sell at their St. Petersburg facility, America II Electronics has one of the largest inventories in the industry. Originally established as a supplier focused on the distribution of hard-to-find parts, America II has transitioned to its Blended Distribution model by adding new authorised lines and stocking secure product directly from manufacturers. The company has effectively blended the traits of the independent and authorised channels to provide maximum value and services to its worldwide customers.

By blending the traits of independent distribution with those of authorised distributors, America II serves as a primary partner for all OEM and EMS customers, providing a channel that supplies hard-to-find components, delivers inventory via its direct manufacturer relationships, and ensures the highest level of quality assurance. Headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida and with offices in the UK, Germany, China, Japan, Singapore and Mexico, the company stocks components from 1,900 manufacturers, while providing value-added services and inventory solutions from its ISO 9001:2008 and ESD-certified 420,000 sq. ft. North American distribution facility. This year, the company is celebrating its 25th year in business.

Source: Electronics
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