Smith Relocates Its Hong Kong Regional Hub to New Facilities

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Smith expands to new sales and operational facilities in Hong Kong to more fully support this key region

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We look forward to seeing how this expansion will bolster our efforts as we build new and deeper relationships with our customers in this region and worldwide.

Smith, a global distributor of electronic components and semiconductors, today announces the relocation of its Hong Kong hub office to new, dedicated locations for trading and operations. These new facilities will provide resources for expanded customer support and service options in the thriving Hong Kong region.

Smith opened its Hong Kong office in 1997 in order to offer more comprehensive, immediate, and localized service to Smith’s growing customer base in Asia. Since then, Smith’s Hong Kong office – the company’s regional hub for all Asia – has provided a central base of operations to conduct business and deliver operational and logistical support. Now, Smith has expanded its space as the company grows and plans for even further growth in this region.

The company has moved its trading facilities into a new office in Hong Kong’s Times Square, an office tower and major shopping center located in Causeway Bay on Hong Kong Island. This bustling location will offer a dynamic place to do business as the company works to build its customer relationships even further and establish new partnerships.

The key element of this location change is the expansion of Smith’s Hong Kong warehouse in its new space. At 15,000 square feet (1,393.54 square meters), the new location has more than doubled Smith Hong Kong’s operational facilities. With dedicated space to devote to anti-counterfeit and functional testing, shipping, and various inventory management and logistics programs, Smith’s Hong Kong operations are poised to explore and deliver bolder customer support options. The neighborhood these facilities are located in also offers benefits, with local rezoning and refocusing on business renewing the Kowloon Bay area since 2001.

“It’s vital to Smith that we support our customers worldwide with the best localized and individualized service, and our Hong Kong hub is instrumental in helping us achieve this for our partners all across Asia,” said Kent Pang, Smith’s Director of Sales, South Asia. “We look forward to seeing how this expansion will bolster our efforts as we build new and deeper relationships with our customers in this region and worldwide.”

The new trading office is located at:

Suites 2607-10, Tower Two,
Times Square, 1 Matheson Street,
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

The new Hong Kong operational hub is located at:

1/F, Continental Electric Industrial Building,
17 Wang Chiu Road, Kowloon Bay,
Kowloon, Hong Kong

Calls and faxes for both locations can be directed to:

Tel: +852 2.854.3232
Fax: +852 2.854.9996

About Smith

Founded in 1984, Smith is a global distributor of semiconductors and electronic components and a trusted provider of efficiency-enhancing supply chain services to electronics and high-tech manufacturers. Smith’s investment in advanced in-house labs, a highly trained professional team, and strategically located global support centers offers our partners complete sourcing and inventory management solutions.

A privately held company, Smith employs more than 400 people worldwide, with over $750 million in sales annually. Smith's regional hubs in Houston, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam are ISO-certified. In addition, sales and purchasing offices are located in Austin, Silicon Valley, Guadalajara, New York, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Seoul, Taipei, Penang, and Bangalore. For more information, see http://www.smithweb.com/ or, to reach a Smith representative 24 hours a day, please call: 1.800.HOUSTON or +1 713.430.3000.

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For more information, contact:
Margo Evans
Smith, V.P. of Marketing
+1 713.430.3966
mevans(at)nfsmith(dot)com

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