PEABODY, Mass., March 2, 2010 – A new 30th anniversary flag flying in front of the Converge corporate headquarters in Peabody, Mass., symbolizes a unique achievement in the global electronics industry – 30 years of global supply chain solutions.
Originally founded in 1980 as New England Circuit Sales in a small warehouse located in Beverly, Mass., Converge has grown over the past three decades by providing unmatched excellence in managing the life cycles of the electronic components industry.
Today, Converge is a fully integrated supply chain partner for technology-driven organizations. With offices located across the globe, the organization has established an international footprint with several hundred thousand square feet of modern facilities – and over 350 employees worldwide.
Converge remains the world’s leading independent distributor of electronic components and has thriving new business lines dedicated to the secure disposal of IT assets and a full suite of reverse supply chain services.
“We not only have expanded with a solid focus on technology supply chain solutions, but have capitalized on new market opportunities that complement our core philosophy of putting the customer first,” says Frank Cavallaro, CEO of Converge. “More than anything, we are proud of our reputation for delivering quality in everything we do. That is a key attribute when it comes to ensuring the integrity of technology products and services in which our customers place their trust.”
Converge sets the highest standard for quality of any independent distributor with its comprehensive 76-point inspection process, which includes the IDEA 1010 criteria, special measures to ensure RoHS compliance and proprietary inspection regimes to prevent counterfeit products from entering the supply stream.
In addition to its certifications to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards, Converge has a certified electrostatic discharge (ESD) program to the ANSI ESD S20.20 standard that complements internal quality processes and zero-tolerance inspection checks, as well as stringent customer supplier based management and strategic sourcing audit requirements.
True to its tradition of global growth, the company recently announced further expansion of its international facilities in Singapore and Schiphol, Netherlands, to meet the growing demand for secure disposition of IT hardware (e-waste) from large global enterprises. According to Cavallaro, Converge anticipates a similar increase in demand for reverse supply chain services, which help major manufacturers and their supply base partners efficiently manage service parts inventories.
Converge is a global supply chain partner for technology-driven companies. The organization’s three business divisions are dedicated to just-in-time distribution of electronic components, comprehensive reverse supply chain solutions and secure IT asset disposition. Founded in 1980, Converge is headquartered in Peabody, Mass., and has offices in Columbus, Ohio; Irvine, Calif.; Singapore; and Amsterdam, along with support centers throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas.
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Mark B. Romanowski