Avnet Abacus honoured by TDK for distribution excellence in Europe

Award acknowledges the continued support, expertise and outstanding service provided by Avnet Abacus across an extensive portfolio of electronic components 

Poing, Germany, 31st March, 2014: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, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has been named among the top European distributors in 2013 by TDK, a leading electronics company. TDK's portfolio includes electronic components, modules and systems, which are marketed under the product brands TDK and EPCOS.

Avnet Abacus offers one of the widest portfolios of TDK and EPCOS products available from stock for scheduled delivery direct from the distributor’s European warehouse. The range includes: capacitors (ceramic, aluminium electrolytic, film); magnetics (chokes, EMC filters, inductors, transformers, ferrites); SAW components; protection devices (thermistors, varistors, current limiters); and sensors. These devices are extensively deployed in electronics applications spanning information and communications technology, automotive, industrial and consumer markets.

Speaking at an awards celebration in Munich, Hagen Goetze, Marketing Manager IP&E at Avnet Abacus, said, “This honour is confirmation that the close working relationship between the Avnet Abacus product specialists and TDK combines all the winning ingredients to deliver the highest level of design, engineering, production and logistics support to our customers in Europe.”

Dietmar Jaeger, TDK Vice President Sales Distribution, added: “It is a pleasure for me to be able to present an award to Avnet Abacus. Avnet has not only proven as a reliable global channel partner over recent years but also as a very strong pillar for our sales in Europe.”

From left: Hagen Goetze (Avnet Abacus, European Marketing Manager), Peter Miller (TDK, Director Distribution Sales), Michael Knappmann (Avnet Abacus, Regional VP Central Europe), Dietmar Jaeger (TDK, Vice President Sales Distribution), Bernd Heim (Avnet Abacus, Senior Product Manager), Peter Arch (EPCOS, Director Sales Distribution)


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