BrightPoint Receives Third TAPA Classification "A" Certification for Facility Supply Chain Security
INDIANAPOLIS, July 25, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brightpoint, Inc. (CELL) ("BrightPoint") (Nasdaq:CELL), a global leader in providing device lifecycle services to the wireless and high-tech industries, today announced that its Plainfield Returns Center (PRC), located in Plainfield, Indiana, has received the prestigious Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) Classification "A" certification. This certification is awarded to facilities that comply with the very highest standards of supply chain security.
The TAPA certification process is a comprehensive security audit with three levels of certification. The PRC received the highest level of certification as a result of its audit scores and BrightPoint's commitment to enhancing security standards and promoting safer global service offerings. This is the third BrightPoint facility to receive this certification. BrightPoint's Airtech facility and Plainfield Distribution Center, also located in Plainfield, Indiana, received the TAPA Classification "A" certification in 2011 and early 2012 respectively.
"TAPA's audit process verifies that our policies and procedures adhere to the highest standards in supply chain security," stated J. Mark Howell, BrightPoint's President Americas. "Our proven expertise in managing security risks will contribute significantly to the success of our customers."
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About Transported Asset Protection Association
Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) is a unique forum that unites global manufacturers, logistics providers, freight carriers and law enforcement agencies with the objective of reducing losses from international supply chains. In an ever-changing, global market environment, shipment security is a vital concern because better security measures lead to lower loss levels, which result in reduced shipping costs and end-user savings.
About Brightpoint, Inc.
Brightpoint, Inc. is a global leader in providing device lifecycle services to the wireless and high-tech industries. In 2011, BrightPoint handled more than 112 million wireless devices globally. BrightPoint's 5 key service areas Plan, Market, Customize, Move, Recover, offer over 110 innovative services, such as distribution channel management, procurement, inventory management, reverse logistics and repair services, software loading, kitting and customized packaging, fulfillment, product customization, eBusiness solutions, and other outsourced services that integrate seamlessly with its customers' IT systems and operations. BrightPoint's effective and efficient platform allows its customers to benefit from rapidly deployed, flexible and cost effective solutions. BrightPoint has more than 4,000 employees, as well as a significant number of temporary staff, and a global footprint covering more than 35 countries, including 13 Latin American countries through its investment in Intcomex, Inc. In 2011, BrightPoint generated revenue of $5.2 billion, from customers in over 75 countries. BrightPoint provides distribution and customized services through over 100,000 points-of-sale and to over 25,000 B2B customers worldwide. Additional information about BrightPoint can be found on its website at www.BrightPoint.com , or by calling its toll-free Information and Investor Relations line at 877-IIR-CELL (877-447-2355).
CONTACT: Brightpoint, Inc. Tom Ward Investor Relations 317-707-2745 Brightpoint, Inc. Bill Casey Global Marketing 317-707-2057Source: Brightpoint, Inc. 2012 GlobeNewswire, Inc.