Mendtronix Case Study: SMART

Collaborations solutions leader and interactive whiteboard system manufacturer streamlines RMAs and bolsters brand equity.


  • Decreased Turnaround
  • Gained Support
  • Improved Quality
  • Minimized Costs
SMART Case Study Mendtronix

The Challenge

In 2011, SMART Technologies was in need of a much improved projector service experience for its U.S. customers. Turnaround times were slow, communication and reporting was poor and only one service location added to a weak customer experience in its biggest market.

The Solution

After one visit to Mendtronix’s headquarters in San Diego, SMART service management quickly decided on a trial use of the MTI’s west coast operation, immediately solving their need for bi-coastal support. Within one year, MTI’s performance earned it a chance to gain a growing share of the work in the east via MTI’s Atlanta operation. Within another nine months, MTI had earned 100% of SMART’s projector repair business in the U.S. The company also improved overall communication, turnaround, and quality.

The Result

Today, SMART is enjoying a single and reliable U.S. projector service partner and improved communications with the Asian manufacturer, Coretronic. This example highlights MTI’s ability to work efficiently with multiple parties. Daily operations include shipping new exchange requests within 24 hours, parts forecasting, safety stock management, extensive reporting, board repairs, call center support, website integration, warehousing, freight management, RTV execution and 24 hour out-of-warranty repairs. MTI is now also servicing Canadian out-of-warranty customers with a streamlined cross-border round trip process in partnership with UPS.

“We needed a scalable, bi-coastal partner that could deliver superior repairs, logistics and turnaround times.”

SMART Technologies

“Multiple SMART toptier resellers recommended Mendtronix as a solution to their needs based on their successful experiences with similar brands.”

Steve Storr

President and CEO, Mendtronix

Mendtronix services include:

  • Shipping new exchange requests
  • Parts forecasting
  • Safety stock management
  • Extensive reporting
  • Projector and Board repairs
  • Call center support
  • Website integration
  • Warehousing
  • Freight management

About SMART Technologies

SMART Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of technology solutions that enable inspired collaboration in schools and workplaces around the world by turning group work into a highly interactive, engaging and productive experience. SMART delivers integrated solutions of hardware, software and services designed for superior performance and ease of use, and remains a world leader in interactive displays.

About Mendtronix

Mendtronix offers a full suite of support services ranging from reverse logistics, distribution and parts management to factory repair and refurbishments. With over 15 years of experience in the AV industry, the company has serviced more projectors than any other company and supports a wide range of electronics and digital signage products such as interactive flat panel displays, LCDs and PCs.