Avnet Opens Global Development Center in China

Avnet Opens Global Development Center in China 

State-of-the-art facility enhances Avnet’s enterprise effectiveness capabilities

SHENZHEN, China – December 22, 2014Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, recently opened its latest Global Development Center located in Shenzhen, China. A broad range of skilled employees are employed at the center, who provide information technology (IT) support and development work for Avnet globally. By utilizing the technical expertise of these employees, Avnet enhances its efforts and capabilities to improve overall productivity, reduce costs and increase enterprise effectiveness.

The team at Avnet’s Shenzhen Global Development Center provides a broad range of technical support. They have specific expertise in CRM, database administration, collaboration software, enterprise resource planning, enterprise security, infrastructure solutions, Java, middleware, and quality assessment testing.

Avnet is dedicated to helping our customers increase their productivity and effectively manage the complexities of the supply chain, and our IT systems play a vital role in helping us achieve this commitment,” said Steve Phillips, senior vice president and CIO, Avnet, Inc. “Our new Global Development Center in Shenzhen exemplifies how we are improving Avnet’s efficiency at an enterprise-level, while also further enhancing the customer experience. The technical expertise of our employees at the center help us continually innovate our IT systems and create new ways for our customers and suppliers to collaborate and engage with us.

Avnet celebrated the opening of the new center in December with a ceremony that featured key Avnet business leaders from Asia Pacific and the Americas. Avnet opened the new center after its needs for IT support team members quickly outgrew the previous facility in Shenzhen, which opened in 2010. In addition to the center in Shenzhen, Avnet also has a Global Development Center in Shanghai.

“China is a key growth market for Avnet, and our approach to creating Global Development Centers in Shenzhen and Shanghai has helped Avnet meet our IT needs in country and around the world,” said Max Chan, vice president of IT, Avnet Technology Solutions, Asia Pacific. “For our Global Development Center employees, Avnet provides extensive learning and development opportunities to create an environment where they are inspired and engaged to work, grow and thrive. We look forward to continuing to grow our Avnet community in China and helping our employees, customers, suppliers and our company achieve mutual success.”

Follow Avnet on Twitter: @Avnet

Connect with Avnet on LinkedIn or Facebook: http://www.linkedin.com/company/2572 or https://www.facebook.com/AvnetInc

Read more about Avnet on its blogs: http://blogging.avnet.com  

Learn about Avnet's approach to IT on the Behind the Firewall blog: http://blogging.avnet.com/weblog/cioinsights

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 globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 28, 2014, Avnet generated sales of $27.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.

All brands and trade names are trademarks or registered trademarks, and are the properties of their respective owners. Avnet disclaims any proprietary interest in marks other than its own.

Media Contact:
Miss Grace Yu

EASTWEST Public Relations for Avnet Technology Solutions grace@eastwestpr.com

+65 6222 0306


Tech Data Key Facts

  • 43 years in IT distribution 44 years in IT distribution
  • $36.8 billion in sales for fiscal 2018
  • Publicly Traded (NasdaqGS: TECD)
  • Ranked No. 83 on the FORTUNE 500
  • 125,000+ IT reseller customers
  • 150,000+ IT products sold
  • 100+ countries served
  • 14,000+ employees worldwide
  • Named One of FORTUNE's "World's Most Admired Companies"

Why Choose Tech Data?

  • Tech Data is an efficient and cost-effective sales and marketing channel helping suppliers reach a broad base of customers
  • Tech Data’s state-of-the-art logistics system manage a high volume of transactions and complex information flows to ensure accurate and timely product delivery
  • Tech Data’s value-added solutions for design chain management help customers reduce cycle time and lower costs
  • Tech Data’s experienced technical customer support teams ensure the highest quality solutions and product are utilized by the customer