Encompass Partners With Hisense to Expand Spare Parts Availability for Electronics and Appliance Products

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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., June 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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 formed a strategic partnership with Hisense USA – a top brand in electronics and appliances – to enhance service parts support.

Through the partnership, Encompass will help increase visibility and availability of Hisense spare parts for its complete line of products, including televisions, refrigerators, air-conditioners, dehumidifiers, beverage coolers and freezers. Encompass will supply parts for out-of-warranty or extended warranty repairs.

"Encompass currently supports nearly 200 manufacturer brands, supplying thousands of business and consumer customers," said Robert Coolidge, Encompass president and CEO. "With comprehensive e-commerce capabilities, we are well positioned to significantly build awareness for and increase access to Hisense replacement parts. This will expand the ability to service their products after market and enhance their brand loyalty."

Hisense USA is based in Georgia close to Encompass' headquarters and primary distribution facility located just outside Atlanta.

"Encompass' proven parts experience, combined with their proximity to our operations, made them an ideal partner as we strive to ensure superior after market support for our products outside the standard warranty period," said James Dong, Hisense Parts Manager. "We expect Encompass to further add value to our supply chain and continue strengthening our brand in the market while we work to introduce even more innovative products."

About Hisense

Established in 2001, Hisense USA Corporation is a Georgia-based subsidiary of the Hisense Company Ltd., headquartered in Qingdao, China. Hisense USA's product strategy is to steadily introduce a full range of electronics and appliances into the North American market. This includes televisions, refrigerators, air-conditioners, dehumidifiers, beverage coolers and freezers. In 2010, Hisense established a North American R&D center in Georgia to bring a more market-centric approach to product development and technological innovations.

Today, Hisense USA sells into retailers across North America such as hhgregg, Best Buy, Walmart, Costco.com, Canadian Tire and many others. Around the world, Hisense has production bases in South Africa, Algeria, Egypt and sales offices in USA, Europe, Australia, Middle East and Southeast Asia. Hisense products are exported to over 130 countries and regions throughout the world.

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.

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

Source:Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.