Global Purchasing’s Top 50 Distributors 2015 report is an annual list of the largest distributors of electronic components serving the North American marketplace. Each year, Global Purchasing’s editors rank the largest distributors by sales volume and interview leaders from the top companies to get take the pulse of the electronics distribution market. Our highly anticipated list is released each May, and is featured online at Globalpurchasing.com and in the print issue of Electronic Design magazine.
We follow up on this annual report throughout the year, conducting subsequent interviews with executives from many of the Top 50 distributors. These stories are featured on Global Purchasing’s Executive Interviews page as part of an ongoing series titled “5 Questions With: Our Top 50 Executives.” We also follow up regularly with news and feature stories about our Top 50 and in blog posts from some of the leading companies’ executives.
The Methodology Behind Our Survey
Global Purchasing is proud to publish its fourth annual Top 50 Distributors 2015 list, compiled from nomination forms submitted during February and March. Each company in our list is ranked according to its total global sales volume, and all figures are reported in U.S. dollars. We used self-reported data from each company and verified the information against annual reports and earnings statements, where possible, as well as in follow-up interviews with some of the companies at the top of the list.
Figures for Avnet Inc., ranked first, and Arrow Electronics, ranked second, include the sale of computer products, which comprise large segments of each company’s business. Sales listed for privately held Future Electronics, fourth, are based on Global Purchasing estimates. Read More
Here are the Top 10 Distributors
1. Avnet Inc.
5. Macnica Inc.
7. TTI Inc.