Belkin is one of the world?s leading manufacturers of peripherals and connectivity solutions for computer and consumer electronics users. The company?s product ranges include:
USB 1.0 and USB 2.0 hubs, PCI cards and devices
FireWire hubs and PCI cards
LAN and wireless peripheral sharing devices and cables
Networking hardware and accessories
Bluetooth cards and adapters
Power protection products, including UPS and surge protectors
KVM (Keyboard, Video and Mouse) switches
Cellular and PDA accessories
PC, Mac and notebook accessories
Computer and audio-visual cables
Founded in 1982 by three employees in a residential garage, Belkin now employs more than 1200 people in offices throughout North America, Europe and Australasia. During its 20 years of existence, Belkin has enjoyed continuous growth. For the financial year ending 2002 its gross sales exceeded USD 530 million worldwide, with European sales of over USD 85 million.
Belkin is headquartered in Compton, California and established its first European operations in the UK in 1996, now located in Northampton, England. Since then, the company has experienced rapid growth and has established its European sales and marketing headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands with additional sales and marketing offices in Munich, Germany.
Belkin invests heavily in research and development. During the past three years, it has expanded its engineering expertise to further strengthen its capabilities in USB
and peripheral-sharing product lines. Belkin?s New York-based engineering team works closely with the Industrial Design Group, a dedicated product design team based in Hollywood, to create the innovative yet functional products that continue to set Belkin apart from its competitors.
Sales and distribution
Belkin?s products are sold through distributors, mail order, retailers and OEM accounts. The company operates an end-to-end reseller support programme, as well as specific in-store training for retailers. Belkin is also the industry leader in business-to-business e-commerce integration, having consistently been at the forefront of the movement toward online integration with our resellers.
In recognition of its success in this area, Belkin has won a record number of awards from 1998 to 2003 at RetailVision, the leading IT retail channel event organised by Gartner. These have included Best European Vendor, Best Retail Strategy and Best Merchandising.
Belkin has established a number of strategic partnerships with distributors and retailers throughout Europe and continues to follow an aggressive recruitment strategy. In addition, Belkin has relationships with distributors worldwide.
Belkin provides complete pre-sales and post-sales support for its customers across all product lines through a comprehensive, multilingual technical support service. In addition, all product packaging and supporting documentation is provided in the language of all countries in which its products are sold, a strategy which has been key to the company?s success in the European market.
Belkin's state-of-the-art 20,000 m2 European Headquarters and Distribution Centre enforces the strictest of quality standards in the industry. Belkin operate an advanced management system in compliance with BS EN ISO 9001:2000, conducting daily evaluations and quality control, ensuring the highest level of operation and service from product design and manufacture, to customer delivery and after-sales service
Address: Express Business Park Shipton Way Rushden
Town: Outside GPP area
Postcode: NN10 6GL
Contact #1: Mrs Elizabeth Holland Phone: 01933 352000 Email:
Business Category: Computer Peripherals, Computer Cableing, Computer Retail Shop
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