Avnet Signs Printer Distribution Agreement

Avnet Technology Solutions, a value-added distributor of enterprise computing products and an operating group of Avnet, Inc., has entered into a Pan-European distribution agreement with Datamax/ONeil, both subsidiaries of Dover Corporations Product Identification & Printing Group. 

The agreement enables Avnet to add the complete line of Datamax desktop printers, coupled with O'Neil's mobile printers, to its existing range of printing solutions to expand its offerings to customers.

As a new distribution partner, Avnet will play an important role in increasing European market share for Datamax / ONeil by offering our full spectrum of printing solutions to its resellers across 31 European countries, said Plamen Petkov, senior vice president for Marketing and Business Development for Datamax.  Our agreement with Avnet will also help us to raise our brand awareness through Avnets existing relationships with PC dealers, independent software vendors and IBM integrators.

Together, Datamax / ONeil offer a comprehensive range of desktop and mobile printers that enables us to expand the breadth of our wireless and mobility solutions to resellers and solutions providers.  With Datamax / ONeil we can provide a printer for every application, including fixed or portable barcode label printing, receipt printing and RFID, further strengthening Avnet Technology Solutions position as one of the leading full service and solutions distributors, said Keith Robinson, EMEA Director, Wireless & Mobility, for Avnet Technology Solutions.

About Datamax

Datamax, a subsidiary of Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV), is a global leader specializing in the design, manufacture, and marketing of products for bar code and RFID labeling, including thermal demand printers, label, ticket and tag materials, and thermal transfer ribbons. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Datamax has representative offices throughout the United States and in Singapore, China, and the United Kingdom, as well as label converting and preprinting facilities in Robinson, Illinois. 

About ONeil

O'Neil Product Development, Inc. is a subsidiary of Dover Corporation and is the worlds leading provider of reliable portable printing solutions. ONeil designs and manufactures a complete line of mobile and wireless thermal bar code label and receipt printers, dot matrix impact printers and a variety of in-stock and custom media solutions.  ONeil printers are used around the globe in industries which include distribution, retail, manufacturing, law enforcement, utilities, transportation and an extensive array of business services. The company manufactures the industrys only complete line of printers, accessories, and development and support tools for route accounting, direct store delivery, and field mobile service applications.  

About Avnet Technology Solutions

Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) representing US$6 billion in revenue for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007, with locations in more than 30 countries. As a global technology sales and marketing organization, 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. 

About Avnet

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and technology services and solutions with more than 300 locations serving more than 70 countries worldwide. The company markets, distributes and optimizes the supply-chain and provides design-chain services for the products of the world's leading electronic component suppliers, enterprise computer manufacturers and embedded subsystem providers. Avnet brings a breadth and depth of capabilities, such as maximizing inventory efficiency, managing logistics, assembling products and providing engineering design assistance for its 100,000 customers, accelerating their growth through cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2007, Avnet generated revenue of $15.68 billion.

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