Arrow Altech Distribution (Pty) Ltd (AAD) is a world class electronic component distribution company with its Head Office and Warehouse facility situated in Jet Park, with regional offices in KwaZulu Natal and Western Cape. The company is a joint venture established in 1998 between Altech, South Africa’s premier multi billion Rand TMT and Electronics group and Arrow Electronics Inc. one of the world’s largest NYSE listed electronics and computer products distribution giants.
AAD is ISO 9001:2008 certified with processes well documented and structured for compliance. Transformation is one of Altech’s key focus areas driven by the Group’s top leadership and AAD is certified as a Level 2 B-BBEE contributor at a consolidated Altech Group level. The company adheres to King Compliance to ensure that good governance is practised.
AAD offers the most comprehensive line card which includes Semiconductors, Passive, Electromechanical, Connector, Displays, Frequency, Battery, Wireless, Lighting, Embedded Software products and Military spec wire cable and interconnect products to the industry. Amongst others the company represents many of the foremost international component manufacturers such as Sierra Wireless, ST Microelectronics, Atmel, Freescale, Texas Instruments, NXP, National Semiconductor, Intel, ADI, Linear Technology, Emerson, Micron, Amphenol, TE Connectivity, Molex and AE Petsche. AAD also have access to the Arrow Global line card. The company was appointed by Microsoft as a Distributor for their complete range of Windows Embedded products. The company has established a division, “AAD Technology Solutions” (ATS) whose main focus is on the Embedded computing products which includes Windows Embedded Software, Emerson modules, Intel products, Emerson power supplies and Murata power products. AAD has a dedicated division focussing on Defence Aerospace customers. All products are procured from credible and well established Suppliers.
AAD has a 4000 square meter warehouse in Jet Park, Johannesburg. The facility is equipped with a locally developed computerised Warehouse Management System utilising real time bar code driven processing via radio frequency (RF) scanning. The facility is equipped specifically for the storage and handling of electronic components. To this end static electricity discharge and moisture protection measures have been implemented to the relevant international standards.
The company is certified to ISO9001:2008 and is committed to excellence in distribution performance and customer service. With long standing relationships with leading international manufacturers of electronic components and modules, AAD is favourably positioned to provide the African market with the world’s most sought after components at highly competitive prices.
AAD has focussed technical support on a wide range of supplier products. The company has the largest compliment of well qualified experienced electronic specialist and generalist Field Application Engineers and key account sales staff, in our industry that are available to support its customer base across the spectrum of its product offerings. These engineers are available to assist customers in selecting the right solution for the application, providing technical support where required and ensuring that the design process is a seamless one.