ECIAauthorized.com is the industry’s safest parts inventory search engine. We’re very happy to be a part of it.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 26, 2011
The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) announced today that the product line of Allied Electronics has been added to the association’s new inventory search Web site, http://www.eciaauthorized.com. Only inventory from authorized distributors is displayed on the site. The site is the first of its kind to be industry-owned and managed.
Allied Electronics, Inc. is headquartered in Fort Worth, Tex. and maintains sales offices across the United States and Canada . With more than 2 million products in its inventory, Allied is able to meet the needs of a wide range of customers in a variety of businesses and industries.
ECIA’s new part search Web site is a key component of the association’s fight against counterfeit parts, providing customers with a secure location to find authorized products. The site “only lists inventory that is genuine and backed by the manufacturer’s warranty,” said ECIA President Robin Gray.
“ECIAauthorized.com is the industry’s safest parts inventory search engine,” said Scott McLendon, Allied’s Vice President of Product Management and Marketing. “The information is always up-to-date, orders are placed directly with the distributors and no unauthorized sources are allowed. We’re very happy to be a part of it and proud of the association’s efforts to protect buyers from counterfeit components.”
Allied’s extensive authorized product line includes audio, video, RF and security devices, automation and control equipment and components, batteries, chemicals, adhesives, circuit protection, connectors, enclosures, racks, cabinets, ESD products, prototyping aids, fans, motors and thermal management, optoelectronics, lighting, passive components, pneumatics, power products, semiconductors, sensors, switches, relays, test and measurement devices, plus tools and hardware, wire and cable.
Search results on http://www.eciaauthorized.com are drawn from all participating distributors and displayed at random, based on search match and availability. This is a major difference from some search sites, which are influenced by advertising expenditures or sponsorships.
While inventory searches will be handled on the association Web site, sales will be completed through each distributor’s private site. Allied orders will be placed through http://www.allied.com. This is another benefit to users in that it eliminates the possibility of purchase data being captured and shared by unauthorized third parties.
About Allied Electronics
Allied Electronics is a small order, high service level distributor of electronic components and electromechanical products with over 50 sales offices across the United States and in Canada. With more than 2.2 million parts online and more than 115,000 products featured in the Allied Catalog, engineers and purchasers often look to Allied for prototyping due to its broad range of product solutions from over 300 world-class suppliers. Find out more at http://www.alliedelec.com
The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) was formed in 2011 by the combination of the National Electronic Distributors Association (NEDA) and the Electronic Components Association (ECA). The Association connects all segments of the electronic components industry including manufacturers, authorized distributors and manufacturers representatives. ECIA members are involved in networking, development of industry guidelines and standards, advocacy, research, conferences and exhibitions and special interest roundtables. For more information, visit http://www.eciaonline.org.