Fort Worth, Texas, 20 July 2018 - Allied Electronics & Automation is celebrating its 90th anniversary this month. The company was originally founded 21 July, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois as the radio distribution arm of Columbia Radio. The company moved to Fort Worth, Texas in 1970 when it was purchased by Tandy Corporation.
In a company-wide email, President Steve Newland shared this significant milestone by saying that in 1928, the lifespan of a business was 67 years, and that today it is 15 years.
“It takes passion, desire, and commitment to execute on a company vision that will carry on for generations, and that is what separates Allied from our competitors and the rest of the business world,” said Newland in his email.
“We are proud of our longevity and the culture we have built at Allied,” said Director of Brand Strategy Elisa Weber. “Our focus on delivering a great customer experience and becoming first choice for our customers, suppliers, and employees makes Allied a great place to work, yesterday and today.”
The employees marked the occasion with a Town Hall Meeting and celebration where the Executive Management Team announced plans for a future warehouse expansion at the company’s current site.
About Allied Electronics & Automation
Allied Electronics & Automation is a high-service level, authorised distributor of industrial automation products, electronic components, and electromechanical products with sales offices serving the Americas. With more than 3.5 million parts online, engineers and purchasers often look to Allied for a broad range of product solutions from more than 300 brand-name suppliers. Allied Electronics & Automation and RS Components are trading brands of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), a global multi-channel distributor headquartered in London, England.
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