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6th September 2012 / Wendy Jane Preston

Avnet Abacus lands Harwin 'Distributor of the Year' award

Avnet Abacus Distributor of the Year 2011-12

Annual award recognises distributor’s sales and service excellence throughout Europe

Poing, Germany, 2012: Avnet Abacus, one of Europe’s leading interconnect, passive, electro-mechanical and power component distributors, has received the ‘Distributor of the Year 2011’ award from Harwin, a leading high-reliability connector and SMT board hardware manufacturer. The award is in recognition of the outstanding levels of management, service and sales performance that have been achieved by Avnet Abacus during the past year for Harwin’s extensive range of products.

Located in 18 countries across Europe, Avnet Abacus is strategically and geographically structured to combine the product choice and fulfilment benefits of a global distributor with the personal service of a local supplier. The company stocks a comprehensive selection of Harwin products, including the recently introduced EZ-BoardWare range of SMT PCB sockets and coin cell holders, and its highly skilled product specialists provide technical expertise at both product and system level to develop the best solution for customers.

“Our products – such as the hi-rel, high-performance Datamate connector family or our EZ-BoardWare SMT hardware solutions which simplify production and reduce cost – require distribution channel partners that offer a high level of service”, stated Andrew McQuilken, Sales and Marketing Director, Harwin. “By offering excellent customer support, Avnet Abacus has delivered a significant growth in sales, so we are delighted to present them with this Distributor of the Year award.”

Alan Jermyn, VP European Marketing added, “It is a privilege to receive this accolade from a top supplier, and a fitting endorsement of the dedication and technical proficiency of our sales teams and product specialists across Europe, who have built trusted relationships with Harwin to steer a smooth, efficient course to customers.”


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