Avnet Abacus named ‘Distributor of the Year 2011' by C&K Components


Leading global electromechanical and interconnect manufacturer honours Avnet Abacus' outstanding achievement

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Left to Right: Serge Veld, C&K Components; David Richardson, Avnet Abacus; Giovanna Monari, Avnet Abacus; Manfred Kunze, Avnet Abacus; Christoph Paliot, C&K Components.

Avnet Abacus, one of Europe's leading interconnect, passive, electromechanical and power distributors, has been named ‘Distributor of the Year 2011' by C&K Components, a leading global manufacturer of electromechanical switches and smart card interconnect devices. Avnet Abacus received the accolade in recognition of the company's outstanding achievement throughout the year. With the award, C&K Components commends Avnet Abacus on its holistic approach to business and in particular praises the distributor's steadfast market focus, which is enabled by an effective organisational structure that excels in customer service and technical know-how, steered by a highly proficient and dedicated management team. "Serge Veld, Director of Distribution, C&K Components Europe comments, ‘We are proud to give this award to Avnet Abacus. Their excellent pan-European organisation, which combines technical and commercial expertise across Europe, gives them a good market focus, great product knowledge, superb customer support and entrepreneurial management. They achieved very high performance levels in 2011, successfully managing to outperform the European distribution market for C&K products." For Avnet Abacus, Alan Jermyn added, "As the link between the supplier and the customer we play a vital role in the success of the entire supply chain. Reliability is a must in this business, but our added value lies in developing trusted relationships and providing a depth of technical competence to ease a product's path to market. Being acknowledged in this way by C&K, a top supplier in our industry, is affirmation that we are achieving these goals, and we are very honoured to receive this award." www.ck-components.com www.avnet-abacus.eu