Avnet Abacus wins Harwin's Distributor-of-the-Year award


Outstanding levels of management, service and sales performance

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Left to right: Wolfgang Pohl, Harwin; Hüseyin Sezikli, Avnet Abacus; Alan Jermyn, Avnet Abacus; Andrew McQuilken, Harwin; Hagen Goetze, Avnet Abacus; Ben Green, Harwin

Avnet Abacus, a European interconnect, passive, electro-mechanical, and power component distributor, has received the Distributor of the Year 2011 award from Harwin, a leading hi-rel connector and SMT board hardware manufacturer. The award is in recognition of outstanding levels of management, service, and sales performance that Avnet Abacus achieved during the past year for Harwin's extensive range of products. Located in 18 countries across Europe, Avnet Abacus is both 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 product specialists provide technical expertise at both product and system level. "Our products 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, Avnet Abacus, added, "It is a privilege to receive this accolade from a significant European manufacturer, and a fitting endorsement of the dedication and technical proficiency of our sales teams and product specialists across Europe. We have built trusted relationships with Harwin to ensure that our mutual customers are supported efficiently." Avnet Abacus Harwin PLC Europe