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Avnet Abacus picks up top European distribution award from Amphenol

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Outstanding sales success on the Amphenol range during 2013 earns Avnet Abacus the interconnect supplier’s European Distributor Performance Award

Poing, Germany, 19 June, 2014: Avnet Abacus, one of Europe’s leading interconnect, passive, electro-mechanical and power distributors and a business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has garnered the top award for European Distributor Performance 2013 from Amphenol, a global leader in the design and manufacture of interconnect solutions.

Avnet Abacus carries a comprehensive range of electrical, electronic, and fibre optic connectors, interconnect systems, and coaxial and speciality cable from Amphenol. Target applications for the product line are many and varied, including automotive & transportation, industrial applications including factory automation & test and measurement, information technology and data communications, military and aerospace, and building systems.

“As an authorised distribution partner to many of the leading global interconnect vendors, Avnet Abacus has gained a reputation in this field for delivering the highest levels of service throughout Europe,” said Hagen Goetze, European Marketing Manager at Avnet Abacus. “This recognition by Amphenol sends a clear message to customers that quality of service continues to be a priority for Avnet Abacus. All credit goes to our teams of product and sales specialists across the region who are consistently providing a high level of technical and commercial support.”

“Customers who buy Amphenol products through Avnet Abacus know they are purchasing from a reliable source with a vast amount of interconnect expertise and experience,” said Richard Jacobs, Amphenol’s Corporate Distribution Director.  “ The benefit of this trust engendered between Avnet Abacus and its customers is a huge boost to our business in Europe, which continues to show strong growth. We have no doubt that Avnet Abacus will build on this success to create more opportunities for future growth in Europe across our end markets.”

Photo caption (left to right):

Hagen Götze, Avnet Abacus; Stefano Ravera, Amphenol; Graham McBeth, Avnet Abacus; Richard Jacobs, Amphenol; Rick Smit, Amphenol; Tim Griffin, Amphenol; Alan Jermyn, Avnet Abacus

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