September 30, 2013

Why a Converge Regional Office in Sweden?

In previous blog posts, we highlighted our regional offices in Shanghai, China, and Herzliya, Israel, covering Asia and the Middle East regions, but Converge’s migration to a global organization really began with our presence in Europe.

Converge’s regional office in Stockholm, Sweden, opened in 1998, not too long before our Amsterdam corporate office was established. Stockholm, located on the southeast coast of Sweden (Baltic Sea), is the most densely populated city in Sweden, accounting for approximately one-quarter of the country’s population.

Although Stockholm had its struggles early in its history, during the later part of the 19th century it slowly began to emerge as a more modern, ethnically diverse, and technologically advanced city. Now its culture is rich in art (galleries, theaters, and museums) and architecture as well as diverse in entertainment and cuisine.

Over the past few decades, Stockholm’s economy has managed to remain steady, with the majority of the workforce employed primarily in the service industry. However, within the past decade, the high-technology industry has actually accounted for the majority of jobs created. Companies such as Ericsson and IBM have established themselves in the IT center of Kista.

Converge, identifying a need in the electronic components supply chain and an opportunity in a growing economy and industry, was the first US-based independent distributor to break ground in Europe. Our Stockholm home office is responsible for handling Scandinavian countries such as Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Finland. In addition, we handle the Baltic states of Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia. Currently, it is staffed with a business development team, experienced sales and purchasing Account Managers supporting the Nordics and Baltics regions as well as overall EMEA.

Converge provides quality parts and services not only to Stockholm’s leading Telecommunications market but also to the Home Energy, Computer and Peripherals, Industrial/Embedded, and Consumer Electronics verticals from any one of our regional or corporate offices. Being a consistent and reliable provider of quality electronic components during times of shortages or surplus is who we are, and having a presence on each continent is how we have maintained strong, long-standing relationships with our customers.

For more information on our Stockholm office, some of our other global locations, or the services we provide, please contact us at info@converge.com.