Tech Data homes in on smart device growth with Honeywell partnership

By Simon Meredith | 17th January 2019
  • Further addition to Tech Data’s growing smart home portfolio gives retailers and webstores more potential to grow sales and profits
  • Distributor is providing access to brands and expert advice they can trust

Basingstoke, 17 January 2019 — Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD), has signed a distribution agreement for the complete range of smart devices from Honeywell Home – which includes thermostats, security cameras, doorbells, smart locks and even water sensors designed for use around the household.

The alliance extends Tech Data’s portfolio of smart devices and presents retailers and webstores with more opportunities to grow their business and deliver more choice, value and trusted advice to tech-savvy consumers.

Tech Data has been building its range of smart devices for the home and can now offer a comprehensive portfolio, from energy and temperature monitoring devices, smart locks and sensors, to security cameras and smart light bulbs, plugs and switches, as well as smart speakers, remote control devices and flood sensors. It is continuing to add new and complementary vendors as demand from consumers and businesses gathers pace, providing retailers, webstores and resellers with opportunities to grow their sales and profits in this expanding market.

Commenting on the new partnership, Catherine Craig, Business Manager Consumer Technology Group at Tech Data, said: “We are building a really strong portfolio of smart home solutions and we see this as a big area of growth potential for the channel this year. Tech Data has developed real expertise in smart home and that’s important because consumers who are putting smart security, lighting and other devices into their homes need to have access to brands and to advice they can trust. Tech Data can support retailers, resellers and webstores in delivering on both counts.

“Honeywell Home has a brilliant range of products with something for every customer and every retailer. Its products offer excellent quality and there are already millions of Honeywell smart devices in daily use, so consumers can trust them completely. They are great value and arriving just as the smart home market is really starting to take off and deliver significant sales to retailers.”

With annual sales of more than $4 billion, Honeywell Home is already one of the most successful players in the smart home market, having supplied devices for many utility companies in the UK and Europe. It is part of a multi-faceted Fortune 100-listed corporation with annual sales of more than $40 billion. Honeywell addresses critical challenges around energy, safety, security, productivity and global urbanisation, blending physical products with software to support connected systems that improve buildings, factories, utilities, and aircraft, and that enable a safer, more comfortable and more productive world.

Picture: Catherine Craig, Tech Data.

Tech Data Catherine Craig

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