Avnet Technology Solutions awarded Gold Distributor Status by Fujitsu Services

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Avnet Technology Solutions has been recognised as one of six Fujitsu Gold Distributors as part of the 2008 Fujitsu Services Supplier Management Programme.

The annual programme acknowledges suppliers commitment to working with Fujitsu Services to provide solutions to customers, meeting strict legislative and performance criteria.

The new programme enables suppliers to benefit from regular technology and strategy briefings from Fujitsu. To be accepted into the programme, suppliers must comply with corporate and social responsibility requirements. They must also adhere to quality operations and business standards that are assessed and regularly reviewed by Fujitsu Services to ensure continuity of service delivery.

The Fujitsu Services Supplier Management Programme demonstrates a collaborative approach to working with suppliers both on delivering exceptional solutions to customers and supporting the long term business growth of both companies. Avnet, which supplies both Sun Microsystems and IBM equipment to Fujitsu Services, demonstrated the commitment and trust required to work at the highest level as a Gold Distributor. Being part of the Supplier Management Programme ensures a more cohesive and high quality end solution from credible, proven suppliers to give Fujitsu customers confidence in their technology investment.

Fujitsu Services manages suppliers in the programme with a strict criteria and scorecard mechanism that identifies status level and assesses business risk.

We are delighted with this recognition from Fujitsu Services, said Matthew Gower, vice president of sales UK, Ireland and Nordic at Avnet Technology Solutions. We have long invested in people and processes to ensure that we provide technical products that are supported by the highest standards of business operations and service delivery. Working with Fujitsu Services both on a strategic business level and with their technical community ensures that we keep our finger on the pulse to be a trusted business partner that continues to support Fujitsus business aims and ethos.


About Fujitsu Services

Fujitsu Services is a leading European information technology services company. Its business is helping its customers realise the value of information technology through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed service contracts. It serves customers in the private and public sectors across Europe including retail, financial services, healthcare and Government. With an annual turnover of 2.46 billion (3.59 billion), it employs over 19,000 people across 20 countries. Headquartered in London, Fujitsu Services is the European IT services arm of the US$43.2 billion (32.5 billion) Fujitsu Group.


About Avnet Technology Solutions

Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) representing US$5.1 billion in revenue for calendar year 2006, with locations in more than 30 countries. As a global technology sales and marketing organisation, Avnet Technology Solutions has sales divisions focused on specific customer segments and a select line card strategy enabling an exceptional level of attention to the needs of its customers and suppliers.

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