ST. PETERSBURG, FL--(Marketwired - Sep 15, 2016) - The Global Technology Distribution Council continues to expand its membership with the addition of Philadelphia-based Almo Corp., the largest independent distributor of consumer electronics, professional audio/video equipment, appliances, furniture and housewares in the United States. Almo's pro A/V business -- the strategic focus for the company's GTDC engagement -- features highly skilled supply-chain management services, a broad pro A/V-focused product offering, training and education, as well as technical support options for solution provider channels. Operations include seven distribution centers across the U.S.
"The GTDC has a great reputation and impressive commitment to the success of the technology distribution industry worldwide," commented Warren Chaiken, president and chief operating officer of Almo, a privately held company founded in 1946. "Pro A/V continues to be among our primary growth drivers, and joining this organization signifies yet another aspect of our channel conviction. All of the division's services focus squarely on solution providers already in or looking to grow in this promising and highly specialized market."
Almo's addition to the GTDC's membership in the U.S. comes shortly after the organization's recent expansion in Europe, with Riga, Latvia-based ELKO Group and Wiesbaden, Germany-based TIM AG coming aboard in July. "We continue to explore and consider other member possibilities worldwide," said Tim Curran, CEO of the GTDC, whose current members already generate more than $130 billion in annual product and services business. "It's a particularly dynamic time for technology leaders across the globe, and partnerships have never been more instrumental in current or future success. The GTDC's conferences, research, education and other activities center on this value, ensuring distribution's capabilities are well understood in this era of increasing services demand."
About The Global Technology Distribution Council
The Global Technology Distribution Council is the industry consortium representing the world's leading tech distributors. GTDC members drive more than $130 billion in annual worldwide sales of products, services and solutions through diverse business channels. GTDC conferences support the development and expansion of strategic supply-chain partnerships that continually address the fast-changing marketplace needs of vendors, end customers and distributors. GTDC members include AB S.A (WSE: ABPL), ABC Data (WSE: ABC), Almo, Arrow Electronics (NYSE: ARW), Avnet (NYSE: AVT), Computer Gross Italia (SES: MI), D&H Distributing, ELKO Group, Ingram Micro (NYSE: IM), Intcomex, Logicom (CSE: LOG), SiS Technologies (HKSE: 0529), ScanSource (NASDAQ: SCSC), SYNNEX (NYSE: SNX), Tarsus, Tech Data (NASDAQ: TECD), TIM AG and Westcon-Comstor.