GSB Partners with Encompass Supply Chain Solutions to supply repair parts internationally
Lawrenceville, Ga., November 10, 2015 â Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc, a leading provider of forward and reverse logistics for a diverse range of electronics products and replacement parts, today announced it has executed an agreement to license the Encompass brand to Global Smart Business (GSB) for distribution of parts and accessories in Europe and Latin America.
The agreement enables GSB to market spare parts under the Encompass brand in Latin America (excluding Brazil), Spain and Portugal. Forming an alliance with GSB enables Encompass to further extend its product offerings and build its brand in key markets outside the U.S., and GSB, as Encompass International, is strengthening its solutions portfolio by adding spare parts supply capabilities.
âEncompass has been distributing mainly printer and computer parts in Latin America for years, but aligning with GSB â a proven logistics leader â will help us dramatically increase our presence and brand awareness,â said Jose A. Hernandez, Encompass director of International Business Development.
As Encompass supplies parts for nearly 200 world-leading manufacturers covering a range of product categories, Hernandez noted that servicers in these markets will also have the option to combine multi- brand parts orders from a single source.
âWith more than eight million parts in our database, Encompass is well positioned to offer servicers outside the U.S. comprehensive access to multiple manufacturer brands and product categories, including consumer electronics, appliances, personal care, printer, computer and many more,â said Hernandez.
Encompass maintains a distribution center in South Florida, which serves as the companyâs main hub for exporting parts internationally. The facility supplements Encompassâ headquarters and main distribution center based in Atlanta.
GSB President and CEO Arturo Ramirez said the partnership with Encompass not only will significantly benefit servicers throughout Latin America, Spain and Portugal, but thousands of end users will have access to millions of parts from manufacturers of an array of products, ensuring superior fill rates under GSBâs commitment to providing genuine parts when and where they are needed.
âBefore now, servicers in these regions did not have one-stop access to repair parts from multiple manufacturers,â said Ramirez. âWith Encompass, they gain the convenience of consolidating orders with a single supplier.â
About Global Smart Business
GSB is a multinational company with presence in 27 countries providing fully integrated outsourcing service solutions, serving Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean with warranty services, break and fix, field engineering, incident management, and forward and reverse parts logistics solutions.
About Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc
Encompass is a market leader in forward and reverse supply chain management and high-tech repair services for a diverse and expanding range of consumer electronics, computer, major appliance and imaging products. Encompass, through its business units Encompass Parts Distribution and Encompass Service Solutions, provides end-to-end solutions for OEMs, retailers, independent dealers and third-party administrators.
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