The company has increased the testing capacity in its functionality and authenticity test labs to support its growing customer base
Houston, TX (November 23, 2022) – Smith, a leading independent distributor of electronic components and semiconductors, today announces the completion of the second phase of its Houston operational hub’s expansion. The project increased the footprint of the facility’s functionality and authenticity test labs by 43 percent and 139 percent, respectively.
Earlier this year, Smith opened its global services hub to complement the company’s flagship distribution center at its global headquarters, completing phase one of the expansion project. The new 30,000-square-foot space now houses the company’s U.S.-based IT asset disposition (ITAD) services, which previously operated out of Smith’s Houston distribution center.
As part of the expansion, the company also purchased and installed more than $1 million in testing equipment for its Houston distribution center. These additions have doubled the location’s testing capacity since the beginning of the year.
“These investments are a vital move to drive innovation at Smith,” said Kirk Wehby, Chief Operating Officer at Smith. “Through this growth, we have the opportunity to provide new and unique supply chain solutions to our global partners, improve our operational efficiency, and launch our operational capabilities to exciting, new heights.”
Founded in 1984, Smith sources, manages, and distributes the electronic components that go into everything from mobile phones and computers to appliances and directional drilling systems. In 17 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 $3.4 billion in 2021. 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, and Amsterdam 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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