Smith upholds additional standards for safety and reliability
Houston, TX (March 23, 2023) – Smith, a leading global distributor of electronic components and semiconductors, today announces its certification to the AS9120 standard at its warehouses in Amsterdam and Hong Kong. AS9120 is an SAE aerospace standard that recognizes Smith’s additional qualifications within its quality-management system to meet the rigorous demands of the aerospace industry.
Smith’s flagship distribution center in Houston has been certified to AS9120 since 2012. Achieving this certification at two additional operational hubs further demonstrates the company’s ability to deliver products and services of the highest quality that adhere to the stringent requirements of aerospace customers and applicable regulations.
“Our aerospace and defense customers around the world rely on us for critical components that uphold the quality and safety of their equipment,” said Kirk Wehby, Chief Operating Officer. “Smith’s AS9120 certification at our distribution centers in Hong Kong and Amsterdam validates our commitment to providing authentic, high-quality parts that meet the exacting standards required in these high-risk industries.”
Founded in 1984, Smith sources, manages, and distributes the electronic components that go into everything from mobile phones and computers to appliances and automobiles. In 19 cities around the world, Smith’s legion of employees communicates in 50 languages and dialects and buys and sells components 24 hours per day, generating global annual sales in excess of $4.8 billion in 2022. Smith is always moving: helping manufacturers navigate market shifts; customizing supply chain solutions; testing components using cutting-edge technology. The support of Smith’s flexible Intelligent DistributionTM model optimizes customers’ supply chains from beginning to end, including offering customized options for IT asset disposition that deliver maximum ROI, sustainability, and security. Smith’s testing and logistics hubs in Houston, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, and Singapore cover critical areas like quality management, counterfeit prevention, and environmental safety. Smith’s operations, purchasing, and sales worldwide are seamlessly integrated with the company’s global IT infrastructure, offering real-time, global inventory and logistics visibility. Smith is the leading independent distributor of electronic components and ranks number seven among all global distributors. For more information, please visit www.smithweb.com or reach out to a Smith representative any time of day at +1 713.430.3000.
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