Avnet Abacus garners European Sales Achievement Award from Harwin



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, has gained the ‘European Sales Achievement Award 2012' from Harwin, a leading manufacturer of hi-reliability connector and SMT board hardware. This is the second consecutive year that the distributor has been recognised for sales excellence by Harwin, which named Avnet Abacus ‘Distributor of the Year' in 2011. This accolade now falls within the broader scope of the European Sales Achievement Award, handed out for the first time this year to Avnet Abacus as a commendation of the high level of support and service accomplished during the past twelve months, which have contributed substantially to the continued success and growth in sales of the Harwin range. Avnet Abacus stocks a wide variety of parts from the Harwin product line, including the EZ-BoardWare range of SMT PCB hardware and the Datamate high reliability, high performance connector system, in addition to other standard and specialist interconnect solutions. "The impressively high level of support we receive from the product specialists and sales teams at Avnet Abacus remains consistent year after year," said Andrew McQuilken, Sales and Marketing Director at Harwin. "Their strong technical proficiency and local hands-on approach help us engage with customers more effectively, and we are extremely happy to acknowledge their significant contribution to our business development through this European Sales Achievement award." "To receive recognition for our sales performance for the second year running from a major European manufacturer is a strong assertion that the support and service we are providing across Europe is working efficiently," said Alan Jermyn, VP European Marketing, Avnet Abacus. "We have developed our partnership successfully with Harwin over a number of years to enable customers to select the most appropriate interconnect solutions for their designs, and it is gratifying that our efforts have been recognised as well as resulting in sustained business growth." Avnet Abacus