Avnet & Taiyo Yuden Launch Distribution Pact For Americas

January 20, 2008 by Jeff Shepard

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a part of Avnet, Inc., and Taiyo Yuden (U.S.A.) Inc. announced a distribution agreement. Under the pact, Avnet will distribute Taiyo Yuden’s full line of ceramic capacitors, filters, inductors, high frequency and magnetic components in North and South America.

"We are very impressed by Avnet’s leading position in the global distribution market and look to leverage their fulfillment and supply chain expertise to help Taiyo Yuden enhance service levels while bringing our cutting edge technology products to our customer base in the North and South American markets," said Hisashi Oi, CEO of Taiyo Yuden (U.S.A.), Inc. "We are excited about the relationship and feel that combining Taiyo Yuden’s product technology with Avnet’s logistics services is an ideal way to streamline operations while focusing more resources on developing new business in the Americas."

"As one of the largest manufacturers of surface-mount capacitors and inductive components, Taiyo Yuden’s product portfolio is a strong complement to Avnet’s current offerings," said Pat Wastal, Senior Vice President of IP&E for Avnet Electronics Marketing. "The agreement will allow us to augment our historical supply chain solutions and position Avnet and TAIYO YUDEN as premier logistics support providers for our customers."