Tech Data announces pan-European agreement with Panduit

By Simon Meredith | 6th April 2018

Enhances end-to-end offering for smart manufacturing, smart warehousing and environmental monitoring

Barcelona, Spain (April 6, 2018)Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD) today announced a pan-European distribution agreement with Panduit, a leading global provider of network infrastructure solutions, building upon its existing agreement with Panduit covering the United States

With this partnership, Tech Data reinforces its commitment to fill the gap between IT and operational technology. Panduit’s Internet of Things (IoT) offering incorporates the physical infrastructure required to build a complete solution for smart manufacturing, enabling customers to deploy end-to-end IoT solutions, including wireless sensors at the edge, on-premise or cloud infrastructure, and data aggregation and analytics.

“This agreement enables Tech Data to support our partners to capture incremental revenue opportunities, grow in new markets and scale their IoT offerings very quickly,” said Craig Smith, director, IoT and Analytics Solutions, at Tech Data. “We have the expertise, resources and portfolio to complement all the elements of Panduit’s solutions, including physical infrastructure, device activation, sensor, connectivity, server, storage, cloud, analytics and artificial intelligence to create truly end-to-end IoT solutions for smart manufacturing. We’re very excited to help our customers to accelerate their success in this space.”

“IoT and smart manufacturing are two of the hottest concepts in today’s industrially automated world,” said Ralph Lolies senior vice president and managing director, Panduit EMEA. “IoT is paving the way for a new era in manufacturing and IT system integration. The partnership with Tech Data brings together an unparalleled combination of skills, competencies and additional reach in our partner ecosystem. Together we will leverage best-in-class process automation and IT expertise to provide an excellent basis for customers as they move into the digital era.”

Panduit’s IoT and physical infrastructure solutions joins Tech Data’s extensive IoT and Analytics offering aimed at delivering business outcomes for system integrators and value added resellers. For more information on Tech Data’s IoT and Analytics solutions in Europe, contact

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