KEMET Signs Master Distribution Agreement with Waldom Electronics
A Wide Range of Products Available for Immediate Sale in Less Than MOQ Increments
GREENVILLE, S.C., Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, today announced a new trading partnership with Waldom Electronics. Waldom, which sells brand-name components to distributors and never to end customers, will market KEMET’s wide range of industry-leading tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, and paper capacitors to its network of over 2500 Americas-based distributor customers. Waldom offers supply chain solutions that allow its distributor customers and supplier partners to increase sales, reduce costs, expand markets and recover value from slow-moving, excess and end-of-life components.
Graeme Dorkings, KEMET Vice President, Global Distribution Sales, stated, “KEMET is excited to partner with Waldom to expand our business and reduce the cost of serving the channel. We are especially pleased with the significant number of products that Waldom has placed into inventory – nearly 4000 SKUs – which provides stock-out support to our authorized distribution network on our most popular items and for many less frequently stocked items. Furthermore, Waldom’s expertise in developing and marketing engineering kits will accelerate the design-in of our products in a wide array of end user markets.”
“KEMET has a world-class distribution network and Waldom is grateful to have the opportunity to complement KEMET’s distribution efforts, assist in the design and marketing of engineering kits, and provide greater availability of KEMET products in their authorized distribution channels as well as the extensive network of independent distributors that Waldom services today,” said Robert Derringer, General Manager, Waldom Electronics Corporation. “We are pleased to offer many items with a one-piece MOQ as part of our Vanishing MOQ program,” continued Derringer, adding, “Waldom will also offer a significant number of Mini-Reels and Mini-Packs, allowing both KEMET’s authorized and extended networks to procure KEMET capacitors at a fraction of published MOQ and at preferred pricing that enables the sale of KEMET products.”
MOQ – Minimum Order Quantity
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About Waldom Corporation
Waldom Electronics is a full-service master wholesale distributor that sells only to distributors and never to end users. Waldom provides brand-name components to more than 3,000 distributors in established and emerging markets worldwide. Waldom serves its supplier partners and distributor customers from one of the widest selections of inventory in the industry, providing programs and services that increase sales and market share, reduce suppliers’ cost-to-serve, expand markets, and recover value on slow moving, excess and end-of-life product. More information can be found at www.waldom.com.
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Dr. John C. Boan
Vice President, Marketing
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