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Taoglas partners Arrow to increase customer base
- July 23, 2020
- Steve Rogerson
Irish smart antenna maker Taoglas has signed a global distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics focused on AI and IoT products and services. Taoglas will use Arrow’s sales and services organisation to expand its customer base, grow ecosystem partnerships and improve supply chain services.
“Our customers need both products and services to support the success of IoT projects,” said Aiden Mitchell, vice president at Arrow Electronics. “Taoglas’ portfolio of high-performance RF antennas and IoT is a fantastic addition to Arrow’s broad product and services portfolio. Our customers will benefit from Taoglas’ reputation as a best-in-class, performance-driven technology provider.”
Arrow customers will have access to the Taoglas Edge portfolio of IoT products and recently announced Crowd Insights to measure, monitor, predict, alert and notify based on volumes of devices connected to existing infrastructure. The global distribution agreement provides streamlined access to Taoglas’ portfolio of antenna and RF design offerings.
“We are delighted to establish our partnership with Arrow, a leading provider with one of the world’s largest technology ecosystems,” said Dermot O’Shea, co-CEO of Taoglas. “By working with Arrow, we can offer even more unrivalled engineering, sales and customer support globally. As the IoT ecosystem continues to mature and grow, the opportunities for projects that need to be designed, built, deployed and managed increases exponentially. It also means that providers with the quickest and most effective execution capabilities will offer the most value to the end customer.”
Arrow Electronics represents 175,000 technology manufacturers and service providers and had 2019 sales of $29bn.
Taoglas combines RF design with positioning, imaging, audio and artificial intelligence technologies for organisations solving problems using IoT. It has ten design, support and test centres in Ireland, Germany, Poland, Taiwan, China and the USA, and in-house manufacturing in Taiwan and the USA.