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Tech Data Adds Panasonic Toughpads and Toughbooks to Mobile Solutions Portfolio

CLEARWATER, Fla., May 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TECD) today announced a new agreement with Panasonic to offer their rugged and semi-rugged portfolio of mobile products, including Toughpad® tablets and Toughbook® computers, to solution providers in the United States and Latin America through its Tech Data Mobile Solutions & Retail division.

“By adding Panasonic’s mobile solutions to our portfolio, we are further enabling our reseller partners to offer reliable and durable mobile solutions into key vertical markets,” said Tiffany Severance, director of operations, Mobile Solutions & Retail at Tech Data. “Tech Data’s dedicated team of mobile experts provides resellers the right leads, sales support, and key partnerships with complementary hardware, software and services vendors so they can maximize profits and offer complete solutions to their end users.”

Panasonic’s mobile solutions are geared toward environments where dust, shock, vibrations, water, temperatures, light and height are factors. Panasonic’s Toughpad tablets and Toughbook computers also feature embedded Wi-Fi and optional embedded wireless mobile broadband, delivering the reliable connectivity required by the busy mobile lifestyles of today’s workforce. Through the agreement, Tech Data’s channel of solution providers can now capitalize in key vertical markets such as public safety, healthcare, food service and hospitality, transportation, retail and education.

“As we continue to expand our business-focused solutions into specific vertical markets, we identified Tech Data as a strong partner in the mobility space that will add value to our current solutions,” said Kay Stewart, director of channel and distribution at Panasonic. “Tech Data presents a unique value-add for resellers through its Mobile Solutions & Retail division, providing end-to-end mobile solutions for their businesses. We saw this as a great opportunity to renew our partnership, which had been primarily focused on non-mobility products in recent years.”

Tech Data’s Mobile Solutions & Retail is focused on driving partner growth in key areas such as enterprise mobile management (EMM), security, cloud-based solutions, and the Internet of Things. For more information, please contact Tech Data’s Mobile Solutions & Retail team at 800-237-8931, ext. 83662 (option 2) or tdm_services@techdata.com.

About Tech Data
Tech Data Corporation is one of the world’s largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 105,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.4 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2016. It is ranked No. 107 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies.” To learn more, visit www.techdata.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Panasonic Corporation of North America
Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and solutions for consumer, business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. In Interbrand’s 2014 annual “Best Global Green Brands” report, Panasonic ranked number five overall and the top electronics brand in the report. As part of continuing sustainability efforts, Panasonic Corporation of North America relocated its headquarters to a new facility, built to meet LEED certification standards, adjacent to Newark Penn Station in Newark, NJ. Learn more about Panasonic at www.panasonic.com.

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Source:Tech Data Corp.