SANYO and Tech Data Partner for VAR and IT Channel Distribution

- Partnership with Tech Data extends availability of SANYO projector products in the VAR and IT channels in the U.S.

- Tech Data is a global leader in the distribution of technology products in the VAR and SMB spaces with customers in more than 100 countries

Mar 29, 2011, 08:00 ET from SANYO North America Corp.

CHATSWORTH, Calif., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SANYO North America Corporation (SANYO), a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd., one of the world's largest manufacturers of LCD and DLP projectors, announced today a new distribution partnership with Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq: TECD). Through Tech Data's extensive U.S. sales network, this new partnership establishes an opportunity for SANYO to supplement and further expand its presence in the VAR and SMB distribution channels.



Tech Data, ranked 109 in the Fortune 500, has distributed IT products for 36 years and is one of the largest global wholesale IT distributors. In the latest fiscal year, Tech Data's revenues were $24.4 billion, with sales to over 125,000 technology resellers in more than 100 countries worldwide. The company places a strong emphasis on its partnerships with customers, going beyond the basic delivery of product by providing value-added services that enable technology manufacturers and technology resellers to deploy cost-effective IT solutions.

"Our new distribution partnership with Tech Data gives us a great opportunity to increase SANYO's presence in the VAR and IT categories. They offer an extraordinary range of products and exceptional services which have established their position at the top of their category, and we are very excited about entering into a partnership with such a dynamic distributor," stated Sam Malik, Vice President and General Manager of the Corporate Solutions Group in SANYO North America's Digital Solutions Division. "We believe that many of the new feature sets and functions in our latest products will be well received by their extensive client base."

SANYO manufacturers a broad lineup of projectors designed to meet the needs of business professionals and IT specialists. SANYO projector solutions incorporate feature sets and operating benefits ideal for Tech Data's SMB and VAR client base, offering flexibility in viewing environments that range from small meeting rooms to large commercial spaces and campus environments and packed with value-added low-maintenance features.

For example, SANYO projectors achieve a low total cost of ownership (TCO), offering technologies that include SANYO's innovative Active Filter system and operating modes that extend lamp-operating life while reducing the amount of maintenance time. Where remote system control and/or performance monitoring is important, SANYO's onboard PJ Network interface enables connection to and control from any PC. For conference and training rooms, or in any facility where a projector is moved from room to room, ultra short-throw designs provide great placement flexibility by enabling location of the projector close to the projection screen. For the rapidly growing 3D display environment, a variety of 3D projector configurations are available. Where user interactivity is required, SANYO has eliminated the need for special electronic whiteboards, offering projectors with interactive functions that can use any screen surface or wall. SANYO also offers numerous eco-friendly models throughout its product line, each of which features very low power consumption.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with SANYO, one of the world's premier technology brands," said Wendy Linsky, Vice President, Peripherals Product Marketing, Tech Data. "SANYO is committed to providing the best value in presentation projectors, allowing Tech Data to provide our customers with the broadest offering."


SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. is a global, leading provider of energy, environment, and lifestyle applications. The Corporate Solutions Group, is based in Chatsworth, California, and is part of SANYO North America's Digital Solutions Division (SANYO North America is a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.). The Digital Solutions Division is a service and sales division that markets digital projectors, digital still cameras, digital media camcorders, home appliances, security video equipment, audio systems, portable and mobile electronics and HD televisions. For more information on SANYO, please visit

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ GS: TECD) is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable over 125,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. Headquartered in Clearwater, Fla., Tech Data generated $24.4 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2011, and is ranked 109th on the Fortune 500®. To learn more, visit

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