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One of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally, Avnet provides a vital link in the technology supply chain.
Market needs and trends drive Avnet's product and services strategy, supported by a global infrastructure. Avnet brings a breadth and depth of service capabilities, such as supply-chain and design-chain services, logistics solutions, product assembly, device programming, computer system configuration and integration, and technical seminars - all in addition to its core distribution services.
Through its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, and its passion for customer service, Avnet assures customers and suppliers that they have chosen the right partner to accelerate their success. 
Avnet is Fortune Most Admired
For the eighth year in a row, Avnet is recognized on Fortune® magazine's list of "Most Admired Companies." Read our press release.
If you want to know more about Avnet's long and storied history, as told by our founder, Charles Avnet, and each successive CEO, watch this!
Contact Avnet today to learn more about one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology.
FORTUNE and The World's Most Admired Companies are registered trademarks of Time Inc. and are used under license. From FORTUNE Magazine, March 17, 2014  ©2014 Time Inc. FORTUNE and Time Inc. are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, Licensee.
Corporate Facts
  • Exchange: NYSE (public 1960)
  • Ticker Symbol: AVT
  • FY14 Revenue: $27.5B
  • Founded: 1921 by Charles Avnet
  • Incorporated: 1955
  • CEO: Rick Hamada
  • Global Headquarters: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Employees Worldwide: 18,000+
  • More than 800 Suppliers, 100,000 Customers
  • Sales: 120+ countries, 300+ global locations
  • Fortune 500 (2014 Rank #117)
  • Fortune Global 500® (2014 Rank #474)
  • One of Fortune® Magazine's Most Admired Companies for eight years in a row (2007-2014)
  • Ranked #985 on Forbes 2014 list of World's Biggest Public Companies
  • Named as a 2014 World's Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute
  • Avnet Fact Sheet
  • Corporate Overview
  • Analyst Presentation
Last updated: 8/7/2014
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