Encompass Selected to be National Parts Distributor for Panasonic Consumer Electronics Products

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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., Dec. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of forward and reverse logistics for a diverse range of finished goods and replacement parts, today announced it will serve as a master distributor of spare parts and accessories for Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company's comprehensive consumer electronics line.

Under an agreement with Panasonic, Encompass will supply both in- and out-of-warranty parts and accessories for Panasonic consumer electronics products. Encompass – also an authorized parts supplier for other major consumer electronics brands, including Sony, LG, Samsung, Sharp, Philips and more – will support the Panasonic brand through distribution facilities in Georgia and Nevada. Encompass will supply parts to other distributors, Panasonic's authorized service network, service dealers, third-party administrators and end users.

"Encompass has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Panasonic and is highly experienced with providing after-market support to it and other world-leading brands," said Robert Coolidge, Encompass president & CEO. "We plan to leverage this expertise to enhance the Panasonic parts supply chain and deliver superior service to Panasonic Repair Facilities, Self Maintains, National Retailers and consumers to further help maintain and strengthen Panasonic brand loyalty."

Jim King, senior vice president of Operations and Service for Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company, said Encompass' "comprehensive experience with Panasonic replacement parts will greatly benefit the after-sales market." Brad Moszkiewicz, Panasonic Director of Service Delivery, added, "We believe Encompass will help us enhance spare parts availability for our consumer electronics products customers."

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 provides end-to-end solutions for OEMs, retailers, independent dealers and third-party administrators.

Encompass manages all stages of the product lifecycle, including finished goods and replacement parts logistics, board repair and product refurbishment services, returns management, asset value recovery and eco-friendly disposal. For more information, please visit encompass.com and follow us on Facebook.

CONTACT: Kristin Hurst Director of Marketing Ph: 954.474.0325 khurst@encompass.com

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