Avnet Abacus awarded European Distributor of the Year by Molex

Award recognises exceptional contribution to channel expansion and increased sales revenues

Poing, Germany – August 21, 2017 – Avnet Abacus, one of Europe’s leading interconnect, passive, electro-mechanical and power distributors and a regional business unit of Avnet (NYSE: AVT), has been named 2016 European Distributor of the Year by Molex. The annual award singles out a channel partner that has delivered outstanding sales performance across the Molex product range, sustained by strong executive, financial and operational leadership.

Avnet Abacus was selected for the award based on a number of criteria, including year-on-year growth, project conversion rate, and market engagement, successfully outperforming rival distributors to gain market share for Molex.

Molex team presents Avnet Abacus team with distribution award
Left to right: Hagen Goetze, Director Supplier & Product Management, Avnet Abacus; Oliver Oennberg-Zeidler, Distribution Corporate Account Manager, Molex; Mathias Goebel, Supplier Business Manager, Avnet Abacus; Alan Jermyn, VP Product Marketing, Avnet Abacus; Paul Keenan, Sales Director - Distribution Europe, Molex

Henry Fuerniss, vice president sales and marketing EMEA, Molex, commented: “Avnet Abacus is a key distribution partner for Molex in Europe, and firmly deserves this recognition for the important part its team plays in achieving continued sales growth across our technology portfolio.”

“This award highlights the success of our close working relationship with Molex, which benefits customers through our detailed knowledge of Molex technology solutions and strengthens our ability to develop new business opportunities,” said Alan Jermyn, vice president marketing, Avnet Abacus. 

Avnet Abacus is an authorised distributor of Molex advanced interconnect and switching solutions throughout Europe.

About Avnet Abacus
Avnet Abacus is a pan-European demand creation distributor specialising in interconnect, passive, electromechanical, power supply and battery products. Avnet Abacus’ extensive product range and exceptional line card is supported by a team of over 50 product specialists based across Europe, delivering technical expertise and technology focused initiatives. Avnet Abacus is a regional business unit of Avnet, (NYSE:AVT). For more information, visit: https://www.avnet-abacus.eu or follow us on http://www.twitter.com/Avnet_Abacus 

About Avnet
From idea to design and from prototype to production, Avnet supports customers at each stage of a product’s lifecycle. A comprehensive portfolio of design and supply chain services makes Avnet the go-to guide for innovators who set the pace for technological change. For nearly a century, Avnet has helped its customers and suppliers around the world realize the transformative possibilities of technology. Learn more about Avnet at: www.avnet.com

For further information:
Lisa Rees - Marketing Communications Manager
Avnet Abacus
T: +44 (0)1628 512940
M: +44 (0)7872 118277
Email: lisa.rees@avnet-abacus.eu 

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