Avnet Abacus named EMEA Distributor of the Year by Molex

Third consecutive win of coveted award

Brussels, Belgium, 20th May, 2019: Avnet Abacus, one of Europe’s leading interconnect, passive, electro-mechanical and power distributors, and a regional business unit of Avnet (NASDAQ: AVT), has been recognised by Molex for the third consecutive year as EMEA Distributor of the Year at the Molex annual EMEA distribution summit, held in the UK on 24th-25th April.

A collaborative team from Molex and Avnet Abacus

Two additional award categories were also won by the Avnet Abacus regional sales and marketing teams: The Nordic region was awarded Regional Distributor of the Year for the North (UK and Nordic) and the French team won the Regional Distributor of the Year award for the region consisting of France, Benelux and South Africa.

Molex has acknowledged Avnet Abacus’s success across a set of key indicators, and in particular for the significant number of new projects that resulted in design registrations and conversion, as well as achieving a sustainable sales growth through outstanding technical knowledge and NPI (new product introduction) investment and training.

“Our business with Avnet Abacus has shown continuous growth in Europe thanks to the consistent customer focus, technical expertise and attention to detail that the whole team continually demonstrates,” said Paul Keenan, sales director – distribution Europe at Molex. “We’re pleased to recognise that commitment for a third consecutive year through these awards which are very much deserved.”

“Our relationship with Molex is a strong, successful collaboration that succeeds in every metric and we’re honoured to receive this accolade,” said Alan Jermyn, VP marketing at Avnet Abacus. “Everyone in the team has worked hard over the last year to deliver an award-winning performance, especially in delivering exceptional customer design support that underscores our strategy to make Avnet Abacus a leading design-in distributor with unparalleled technical expertise.”

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

About Avnet Abacus
Avnet Abacus is a pan-European distributor committed to supporting customers from design to fulfilment. Avnet Abacus’ exceptional linecard features globally recognized manufacturers and an extensive product range that includes interconnect, passive, electromechanical, power supply, energy storage, wireless & sensor products and solutions. In-depth technical expertise is delivered through a team of over 50 technical specialists and 100 customer account managers based across Europe, and the broad range of supply chain solutions and extensive inventory offered ensures optimal design and manufacturing capability. Avnet Abacus is a regional business unit of Avnet, (Nasdaq:AVT), with European headquarters in Belgium (Avnet Europe Comm. VA). For more information, visit:  www.avnet-abacus.eu. Follow us on  http://www.twitter.com/Avnet_Abacus
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