INDIANAPOLIS, June 1, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brightpoint, Inc. (Nasdaq:CELL), a global leader in providing supply chain solutions to the wireless industry, today announced that its subsidiary Brightpoint Africa (Pty) Ltd ("Brightpoint Africa") has completed the transition of its operations to a 100,000 ft² facility in Rhodesfield, Johannesburg. This new, fully operational facility serves as Brightpoint Africa's main distribution and supply chain solutions services center for the African continent.
Brightpoint Africa is investing in this facility in response to its planned growth and anticipated need for increased capacity to serve its customers. The facility is equipped to provide a variety of supply chain solutions, including fulfillment, flashing, kitting, reverse logistics, and customization. Outfitted with the latest supply chain technology, it is minutes away from O.R. Tambo International Airport, enabling Brightpoint Africa to distribute products quickly and efficiently to customers, partners and channels.
"This state-of-the-art facility enables us to improve productivity and increase efficiencies, positioning Brightpoint Africa for growth," stated Anurag Gupta, Brightpoint's President, Europe, Middle East and Africa. "We are committed to investing in this world class facility to better serve our customers and partners on the African continent."
About Brightpoint, Inc.
Brightpoint, Inc. (Nasdaq:CELL) 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 customized 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 customized 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).
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