extron appointed knurr distributor for north america

  • MILPITAS, CA – (December 2, 2008) – Extron,a global supply chain company specializing in fulfillment, product configuration and operational value chain services, today announced that it has been selected by Knürr to provide product distribution services for North America.

    This relationship will result in improved response time, better systems and increased capabilities including online order tracking for Knürr’s North American customers.

    Extron will provide materials planning and procurement, warehousing and inventory control, system integration and test, order fulfillment, distribution and transportation management and RMA support as part of the partnership. The relationship will enhance Knürr’s ability to support the North American market.

    “We were very impressed with Extron’s facilities and capabilities and believe this relationship will be instrumental to our growth and success in this very strategic market,” said Kris Holla, Knürr’s Executive Vice president and Chief Sales Officer.

    “Extron currently manufactures and distributes a wide variety of equipment that is configured into many types of enclosures, including several Knürr models,” said Sandeep Duggal, CEO of Extron. “Adding the complete Knürr product line will enable us to offer a one-stop system integration solution to the marketplace and significantly enhance our capabilities with our existing customers. The Knürr distributorship is a natural progression of our business strategy and operational core competencies and will also greatly enhance our ability to provide our data center customers with a more robust custom rack solution”, he added.

    About Extron

    Extron, headquartered at Fremont, CA, has been delivering world-class supply chain solutions to its diverse client base for more than 25 years. The company provides total value chain solutions, from orders to fulfillment. Extron’s supply chain solutions have been specially engineered to improve flexibility and reduce risk for its clients. With on-demand product configuration in close proximity to the distribution channels, Extron is able to reduce manufacturing costs, lead-time
    and inventory overhead.

    For more information on Extron please visit www.extroninc.com.

    About Knürr

    Knürr AG based in Arnstorf, Bavaria, was founded in 1931, and in February 2006 became part of Emerson Network Power, a division of the global technology leader, Emerson. Knurr, Inc. specializes in the custom design & build of electronic enclosures & technical furniture for OEM, data-communication, telecom and various electronic markets. Knurr has manufacturing capabilities in four continents, allowing it to be a true global supplier for its customers who require global design, manufacturing and delivery. Knürr has developed a reputation for designing high value solutions for all industries including medical, automotive, military, information technology, audio and mobile communications. For more information go to: www.knuerr.com