Montreal, Canada (journalstart ) June 21, 2021 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of the opening of the company’s Asia Pacific Distribution Center in Singapore.
Future Electronics was founded in Montreal in 1968 by company President Robert Miller. It expanded into the United States in 1972, opening its first American office in Boston.
The first Singapore APDC opened its doors in 1996. “What began as a small warehouse staffed by a handful of people has been transformed over the years into the company’s highly automated Asia Pacific Distribution Center employing hundreds of workers,” said Louis Lam, VP of Operations & Full Service Center, Asia Pacific.
Future Electronics made two major decisions in 2009 which have contributed to the success of their Asia Pacific operations. First, the company moved the APDC from the west to the east of Singapore to maintain close proximity to Singapore Changi Airport and carrier hubs. “This enabled us to offer the most flexible operating hours and the latest order cut-off times in the industry,” Lam said.
The second decision was to invest significantly in transforming the new APDC into a highly automated distribution center, ensuring precise control over process quality, consistency and efficiency, and complete product traceability.
“We also established strong partnership with global integrators to guarantee their daily network flights are available to us, so that we can deliver products to the doorsteps of our customers as quickly as possible,” Lam said. “We can reach most of the major cities in the Asia Pacific region within 24 hours with end-to-end shipment tracking.”
Robert Miller, President of Future Electronics, congratulated the entire Singapore APDC team on their 25-year milestone, and thanked everyone for their contributions to the company’s continued success and growth in the region.
About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, recognized for providing customers with global supply chain solutions, custom-tailored engineering services and a comprehensive suite of passives and semiconductor products. Founded by Robert Miller in 1968, Future Electronics has over 5,500 employees and operates in 170 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with a unified IT infrastructure that delivers real-time inventory availability and access to customers. With the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future’s mission is always to Delight the Customer®. For more information, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.
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