August 22, 2013

Why a Converge Regional Office in Shanghai?

In today’s blog, we would like to turn our attention to our regional office in Shanghai, China.

Shanghai, sometimes referred to as “Queen of the Orient” was just a fishing port decades ago. Today Shanghai is not only one of the largest cities in the world, but also the largest and most expensive city in the People’s Republic of China. With a population of over 23 million, this major city is located in the eastern part of China on the Yangtze River Delta and borders the East China Sea and Hangzhou Bay.

Unbeknown to some of our readers, Shanghai’s famous Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower has been featured in some highly acclaimed films such as Mission Impossible and the Fantastic Four. Also noteworthy is Shanghai’s Magley train; connecting the city to its airport, it is the world’s fastest train with the highest recorded speed of 431 kmph (279 mph).

But in addition to its colorful history and tourist allure, Shanghai is considered a major financial center, generating up to 20% of GDP for China, with industrial technology being its largest contributing market vertical. With all this opportunity and an exponentially growing economy, it is certainly understandable why Converge would locate an office in this thriving city.

In January of 2003 Converge officially opened its Shanghai regional office. The goal behind the additional China location is to further increase our presence and reach in such a developing marketplace. The Shanghai office manages all supply chain business that is primarily focused in East China. It currently employs a staff of 22, consisting of 11 account managers, 7 sourcing representatives, and 4 business support staff.

Similar to other Converge regional offices, Shanghai offers a full suite of services in shortage solutions such as procurement of end-of-life (EOL) and obsolete components, and surplus inventory management options, all backed by an industry-leading quality management and inspection process.

And no matter in what region of the world you may conduct business, the bottom line is that technology-driven companies will always need to partner with a reliable and reputable independent distributor that has the global reach to ensure product fulfillment.

To learn more about Converge’s global footprint or our regional office in Shanghai, please drop us a line at

For information on another regional office, see our last blog highlighting Converge’s regional office in Herzliya, Israel.

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