Brightpoint Announces Distribution Agreement With Belkin in Australia

JOC Staff | Aug 15, 2011, 10:31 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug 15, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Brightpoint, Inc. CELL +2.38% , a global leader in providing supply chain solutions to the wireless industry, today announced that its subsidiary, Brightpoint Australia Pty Limited (Brightpoint), has entered into a distribution agreement with Belkin Limited (Belkin). Under the terms of the agreement, Brightpoint will distribute Belkin's wide range of mobile accessories, including certified Made for Apple and Made for Samsung products, into the Australian operator and retail channels.

I am confident that by leveraging Brightpoint's deep and trusted relationships across the operator and retail channels, Belkin will further strengthen its market position and presence in Australia, said Christian Pegrum, National Sales Manager, Belkin Australia. Brightpoint already has a strong, established relationship with Belkin in New Zealand. This agreement is a natural extension of our existing relationship.

Belkin adds an exciting dimension to our distribution activities, stated James Watters, Managing Director, Brightpoint Australia. At Brightpoint, we constantly strive to offer our customers world-class products and services. This is reinforced with Belkin and its Made for Apple and Made for Samsung lines of mobile accessories, which will generate incremental revenue and gross margin opportunities for Brightpoint customers.

About Belkin Limited
Belkin Limited manufactures peripherals and connectivity solutions for computer and consumer electronics users. Its products include hubs, PCI cards, and devices, LAN and wireless peripheral sharing devices and cables, networking hardware and accessories, bluetooth cards and adapters, and gaming devices. The company also offers power protection products, including UPS and surge protectors, keyboard, video, and mouse switches, mobile and PDA accessories, personal computer, Mac, and notebook accessories, and computer and audio-visual cables. In addition, it operates an end-to-end reseller support program, as well as offers in-store training for retailers and business-to-business e-commerce integration. The company offers its products through distributors, resellers, superstores, mail orders, retailers, original equipment manufacturers accounts and online.

Belkin Limited was incorporated in 1996 and is based in Rushden, United Kingdom. The company has additional offices in Europe, including the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, and various Asian cities, including Shanghai and Hong Kong. Belkin Limited operates as a subsidiary of Belkin International, Inc.

About Brightpoint, Inc.
Brightpoint, Inc. CELL +2.38% is a global leader in providing end-to-end supply chain solutions to leading stakeholders in the wireless industry. In 2010, Brightpoint handled approximately 99 million wireless devices globally. Brightpoint's innovative services include distribution channel management, procurement, inventory management, repair services and reverse logistics, software loading, kitting and customised packaging, fulfillment, product customization, eBusiness solutions, and other outsourced services that integrate seamlessly with its customers. Brightpoint's effective and efficient platform allows its customers to benefit from quickly deployed, flexible, and cost effective solutions. Brightpoint has approximately 4,000 employees, as well as a significant number of temporary staff, and a global footprint covering more than 35 countries, including 13 Latin American countries through its investment in Intcomex, Inc. In 2010, Brightpoint generated revenue of $3.6 billion. Brightpoint provides distribution and customised services to over 25,000 B2B customers worldwide. Additional information about Brightpoint can be found on its website at , or by calling its toll-free Information and Investor Relations line at 877-IIR-CELL (877-447-2355).