mobile | classic
Dataweek Electronics & Communications Technology Magazine

Follow us on:
Follow us on Facebook Share via Twitter Share via LinkedIn


Electronics Buyers' Guide

Electronics Manufacturing & Production Handbook 2019


Arrow Altech Distribution
27 March 2002, News

Arrow Altech Distribution, a leading distributor of industrial, electronic and computer components, represents many of the foremost international component and computer product manufacturers in the world. The company is a joint venture between Altech, the South African TMT and electronics group, and Arrow Electronics, one of the world's largest electronics distribution giants.

AAD's world-class distribution centre, situated in Jet Park, Gauteng, ensures that customers experience convenience when purchasing electronic components, computer products and other related products. This state-of-the-art warehouse is fitted with leading-edge technology and equipment, and makes extensive use of bar-coding technology and rapid conveyor systems. The 6000 m2 warehouse and office facility provides a business centre for approximately 150 staff, with regional offices in Cape Town and Durban. AAD's head office is strategically located near Johannesburg International Airport in order to provide quick access to local and international destinations, as well as enabling AAD to clear bulk shipments of components with ease for timeous distribution.

AAD offers a most comprehensive line card and provides focused support to a wide range of customers. Through its long-standing relationships with leading international specialist suppliers, the distributor is favourably positioned to provide the African market with sought-after components at highly competitive prices.

Industrial Components Group

AAD offers a vast range of world-class, value-added services. These include: kitting; cable assembly; chip design; programming; just-in-time (JIT)/Kanban shipments; sub assemblies; bar coding; dedicated inventory; special/buffer stock holding single invoices for multiple shipments; specialist technical support; special custom part numbers; multiple supplier products from a single source; sophisticated order status summaries; design support for all product areas; internal technical support teams; automated replenishment systems (CARES); consolidated shipments and EDI component sourcing. This gives local manufacturers the ability to compete globally and domestically by focusing on their core business whilst taking advantage of the skills and efficiency of an experienced single supply partner.

Computer Products Group

The Computer Products Group (CPG) of Arrow Altech Distribution evolved from Pretoria-based EBE, a CPU, motherboard and networking products supplier with Intel. A long-serving flagship principal of 28 years, it evolved to a division that now carries 30 additional computer product lines from 17 leading manufacturers - well known names such as Intel, LG, Matrox, AMD, Seagate, Creative Labs, HP, Biostar, Microsoft and others.

This broad line transition took place in a short space of time and forms part of AAD's goal to be an active and leading player in the IT industry. The full house 'stack' of products complements Altech's strategy of exploiting the convergence between telecommunications, multimedia and IT. AAD CPG leverages from the Arrow supplier relationship, and as such has access to its Microtronica inventory in the UK and Europe when required. CPG also boasts 'Certified Technical Staff 'who are able to assist in complex network designs and solutions and can provide pre- and post sales support on a broad range of products and systems.

Quality management

AAD achieved its ISO 9001:2000 certification in November 2001. Not only is AAD one of a select few South African companies certified to the new international quality management standard, it is the only company in the local distribution business to have attained the certification to date.

Arrow Altech Distribution

tel 011 923 9600

Supplied By: Altron Arrow
Tel: +27 11 923 9600
Fax: +27 11 923 9884
  Share on Facebook Share via Twitter Share via LinkedIn    

Further reading:

  • Wits University to feature at AI Expo Africa
    31 July 2019, News
    Wits University will be sending a high-level delegation to this year’s AI Expo Africa, where it will launch a major research initiative that is intended to bring about a step change in scientific research ...
  • Celebrating 15 years of Laser Stencil Technology
    31 July 2019, Laser Stencil Technology, News
    Since its inception in 2004, Laser Stencil Technology has grown into a prominent figure in the South African electronics manufacturing industry. Having been involved in circuit board manufacturing using ...
  • From the editor’s desk: Embedded computing drives change
    31 July 2019, Technews Publishing, News
    Mike Goodyer says it best in the title of his article on page 16: “The only constant is change.” While he meant that in relation to developments at Microtronix Manufacturing and within the local electronics ...
  • Electronics news digest
    31 July 2019, News
    South Africa The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has appointed Sipho Mbhokota as the new executive manager for CSIR Defence and Security. His career in the defence and security ...
  • Rugged Interconnect and Pentek further cement partnership
    31 July 2019, Rugged Interconnect Technologies, News
    In May this year, Rugged Interconnect Technologies hosted the co-founder and vice president of Pentek, Rodger Hosking, for a week-long visit to reinforce the two companies’ partnership in the South African market.
  • SA security manufacturers going strong
    31 July 2019, News
    Dataweek spoke to two of the leaders in the local market about what they do, what they’ve been up to, and what their plans are for the future.
  • FPGA video and image processing ecosystem
    26 June 2019, Altron Arrow, Programmable Logic
    Microchip Technology, via its Microsemi subsidiary, announced its Smart Embedded Vision initiative that provides solutions for designing intelligent machine vision systems with Microchip’s low-power PolarFire ...
  • 80 V buck driver for LEDs
    26 June 2019, Altron Arrow, Power Electronics / Power Management
    Infineon Technologies’ new LED driver, the ILD8150/E, features an innovative hybrid dimming mode technology for achieving 0,5 percent of the target current. With its supply voltage range from 8 V up to ...
  • Adaptive LED current ripple suppressor
    26 June 2019, Altron Arrow, Power Electronics / Power Management
    Diodes Incorporated announced the availability of the AL5822 LED current ripple suppressor, which provides high levels of ripple suppression while maintaining high power factor for commercial and industrial ...
  • Clearing the Static: ESD testing and monitoring – Part 3
    31 July 2019, Altico Static Control Solutions, News
    Continuous monitoring and testing are key to effective static charge control. To ensure there are no loopholes in your ESD control programme, all ESD equipment, as well as personnel operating it, need ...
  • Demand for local products highlighted at LME expo
    31 July 2019, News
    The Local Southern African Manufacturing Expo (LME), held in Johannesburg in late May, managed to draw a respectable 3473 visitors in its first ever outing. “The Expo was the culmination of a vision that ...
  • Fingerprint sensor module
    31 July 2019, Altron Arrow, Computer/Embedded Technology
    The One Touch Access 100-USB from NEXT Biometrics is a high-quality, bezel-less USB fingerprint area sensor module designed for integration into custom application products such as notebooks, tablets, ...

Technews Publishing (Pty) Ltd
1st Floor, Stabilitas House
265 Kent Ave, Randburg, 2194
South Africa
Publications by Technews
Dataweek Electronics & Communications Technology
Electronics Buyers’ Guide (EBG)

Hi-Tech Security Solutions
Hi-Tech Security Business Directory

Motion Control in Southern Africa
Motion Control Buyers’ Guide (MCBG)

South African Instrumentation & Control
South African Instrumentation & Control Buyers’ Guide (IBG)
Terms & conditions of use, including privacy policy
PAIA Manual


    Classic | Mobile

Copyright © Technews Publishing (Pty) Ltd. All rights reserved.