Toshiba International Corporation announces partnership with Affiliated Distributors

April 15, 2013
Date Announced: 15 Apr 2013 Toshiba joins AD US Electrical Division supplier communityToshiba International Corporation, April 12, 2013 – Toshiba International Corporation (TIC), a leader in application solutions and innovative technology, announced today that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Affiliated Distributors (AD), a 32-year old company comprised of independent distributors and manufacturers of construction and industrial products. The TIC product groups included in this new agreement with AD are LED Lighting Systems, Low Voltage Electric Motors, Low Voltage Adjustable Speed Drives, and Uninterruptible Power Systems.AD provides independent distributors and manufacturers with support and resources that accelerate growth. In June 2012, AD's US Electrical Division Supplier Board convened a task force to evaluate the current environment of the LED and lighting markets, reviewing innovation, strategic product direction, go-to-market strategy, overall volume and penetration of the market.After in-depth evaluation and supplier visits, TIC was selected as a new member of the US Electrical Division Supplier community with a rating of 10 stars. Toshiba's membership is retroactive to January 1, 2013. "Toshiba LED Lighting's overarching goal is to be seen as a market leader in every respect, from product quality and innovation to customer care. Coupled with the historic successes of TIC’s Industrial Division, we wanted to provide AD with TIC’s entire product offering," said Mark Altomare, Vice President of Business Development, Toshiba LED Lighting Systems Division. "We're very pleased to be included into AD’s prestigious community of distributors and manufacturers."AD selects its members based on overall sales volume through the group, product innovation, and breadth of line and go-to-market strategies. About Toshiba International CorporationToshiba International Corporation (TIC) is a Toshiba America Inc. (TAI) Group Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. TIC is headquartered in Houston, Texas and employs approximately 1,800 people. TIC is proud to be a single-source solution for our customers, offering a complete lineup of application solutions to a wide range of industries including lighting systems, industrial, power systems, and transmission and distribution systems. For more information about TIC, please visit About Toshiba International Corporation's LED Lighting Systems DivisionToshiba International Corporation’s LED Lighting Systems Division provides the North American market with a variety of high-efficiency LED products. Drawing upon Toshiba’s 120-year heritage of lighting innovations in Japan and world-class electronic and semi-conductor technologies, the LED Lighting Systems Division is emerging as a leader in solid state lighting. The LED Lighting Systems Division is committed to offering quality engineered products, unparalleled service, and a five-year limited warranty. Further information is also available online at Toshiba International Corporation’s Industrial DivisionThe Industrial Division is a world leader in the design and manufacturing of electric motors, adjustable speed drives, motor controls, and uninterruptible power systems to a wide range of applications. Many of these products are designed, built, and tested in our over 1,000,000 square foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Houston, Texas. The Industrial Division has a totally integrated manufacturing process; our research and development, design, engineering, production and manufacturing, and after-market service and support are all commandeered under one single roof. For more information about TIC’s Industrial Division, please visit About Affiliated DistributorsAffiliated Distributors provides independent distributors and manufacturers of construction and industrial products with support and resources that accelerate growth. AD’s 450 plus independently-owned members span seven industries and two countries with annual sales in excess of $20 billion. For more information, visit