Avnet Embedded to Distribute Rittal Corporation Data Center Products

  Avnet Embedded to Distribute Rittal Corporation Data Center Products

Business Wire

PHOENIX -- June 11, 2013

Avnet Embedded, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business
region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has inked an agreement with the Rittal
Corporation, a leading provider of information technology (IT) products geared
towards the future of data center design. The agreement expands Avnet’s data
center product offering with Rittal’s broad portfolio of IT infrastructure

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“Appointing Avnet as a new solution provider is an integral part of our
long-term global channel management strategy for providing new customers with
greater access to our broad offering of data center solutions,” explained Uwe
Keller, Rittal vice president of IT solutions. “With their emphasis on strong
technical support and global support services, Avnet is well positioned to
support the growth of our new class of power management and climate control
products that enable data center designers to produce smarter, more
cost-effective and energy efficient systems.”

“The addition of Rittal’s IT solutions to our product portfolio allows Avnet
to broaden our support for our customers who are trying to meet difficult data
center space or power requirements,” said Chuck Kostalnick, senior vice
president of Avnet Embedded. “By providing such an extensive array of
enclosures, power distribution, climate control and IT infrastructure
solutions, data center managers have the ability to optimize their power and
space requirements.”

The flexible, scalable Rittal line of IT and industrial products covers every
level of data center infrastructure including rack enclosures, power, cooling,
monitoring and security. By using Rittal’s innovative Liquid Cooling Packages,
designers can take control of heat loss at the cabinet level. Rittal’s TS IT
enclosures offer a unique snap-in, tool-free assembly.

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About Rittal

The Rittal Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Rittal GmbH & Co. KG and
manufactures the world’s leading industrial and IT enclosures, racks and
accessories, including climate control and power management systems for
industrial, data center, outdoor and hybrid applications. Rittal's
off-the-shelf standard, modified standard and custom-engineered products are
recognized throughout the world as innovative, high quality solutions for
practically any industrial or IT infrastructure application — from single
enclosures to comprehensive, mission critical systems.

About Avnet Electronics Marketing

Avnet Electronics Marketing is an operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc.
that serves electronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs) and electronic
manufacturing services (EMS) providers in more than 70 countries, distributing
electronic components from leading manufacturers and providing associated
design-chain and supply-chain services. The group's website is located at

About Avnet, Inc.

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest
distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded
technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success
by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of
customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For
the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Avnet generated revenue of $25.7 billion.
For more information, visit www.avnet.com.


Avnet Electronics Marketing
Heidi Elliott, 480-643-7584
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