Acal BFi receives 2011 Distributor Gold Performance Award for EMEA from Honeywell Sensing and Control



Acal BFi - a division of Acal plc (FTSE: ACL) - announces that it has received the 2011 Distributor Gold Performance Award for EMEA from Honeywell Sensing and Control (S&C). "Acal BFi developed many new business opportunities with top OEMs and generated significant growth for Honeywell during 2011, demonstrating the strong alignment of S&C's products with Acal BFi's sales strategies," said Tony Sugalski, president, Honeywell Sensing and Control. "Their success earned them our top recognition award for their major contribution last year." Acal BFi's Philippe Gruson, Electronics Division President added, "Honeywell sensors and switches are typically used in harsh applications such as military, aerospace, medical, industrial or offshore equipment. The combination of our expertise in designing for these extreme environments, with Honeywell's innovative and robust sensing and control products, enables customers to reduce the development cycle for end-products which offer the most stringent levels of reliability and integrity." The 2011 Distributor Gold Performance Award was received on behalf of Acal BFi by Paul Webster, Managing Director for Supplier Relationships & Product Management and Walther van Puijvelde, Business Development Director for Sensors. The award was presented at a Gala Dinner during the European 2012 Sales 'Kick Off' meeting held in Budapest and attended by around 120 delegates, including senior U.S. and European Honeywell managers and product personnel, in addition to representatives from Honeywell distributors and agents. Acal BFi supports customers, throughout Europe, with specialist design and manufacturing services for Honeywell Sensing and Control's full product range, which includes sensors for pressure, airflow, force, temperature, humidity, hall, position, proximity and current, in addition to basic, limit, safety, wireless and explosion-proof switches. For more information please visit: About Acal BFi: Acal BFi is a pan-European technical distributor with specialist skills and in-house services which allow OEMs to minimise time-to-market during concept development, prototyping and manufacturing. Specialist teams help OEMs to create new revenue streams by using emerging technologies in a number of key vertical sectors: wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) networking, defence and aerospace, medical, industrial, telecommunications, offshore and security. A carefully-selected product portfolio combines electronic and photonics components. These include semiconductors and RF & microwave, frequency control and power management components as well as microsystems, electromechanical, interconnect, passive and magnetic devices. The photonics product range features electro-optics, imaging and fibre-optics, optical systems, assemblies and metals. Acal BFi's In-house design, manufacturing and logistics services include an EMC chamber, in-house programming, copper & fibre-optic cable assembly, quick-turn prototype PCB production, CAD and specialist test equipment, as well as logistics services such as VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory), EDI processing, tape and reeling, customer-specific bar-coding, Kan-Ban/ship-to-line, kitting and flexible shipping agreements.