Avnet Abacus wins TDK European Distribution Award for third consecutive year

Distributor scores high to win European award in Silver for its performance across four categories

Brussels, Belgium, 14 July, 2020: Avnet Abacus, one of Europe’s leading interconnect, passive, electro mechanical and power distributors and a regional business unit of Avnet (NASDAQ: AVT), today announced it has won TDK’s European Distribution Silver Award in the international volume distribution category. This marks the third year in a row that Avnet Abacus has been recognised by TDK, a leading global manufacturer of electronic components, modules, systems and devices.

‘Senten Manten’ is a Japanese term that means ‘the perfect result’ or ‘full marks’. TDK uses the Senten Manten system to assess distributors on their levels of performance and collaboration with the manufacturer across four categories: business performance; inventory management; contractual terms; and operational excellence.

“In a challenging market environment, it is a particular honour to win the TDK Silver Award,” said Hagen Götze, Senior Director Marketing at Avnet Abacus. “We have again demonstrated our capacity for continued excellence in customer service and business development across the TDK product range. Achieving a high score for three consecutive years brings extra merit, and TDK´s complementary portfolio and high-quality products provide us with the means to continue this success.”

Dietmar Jaeger, Head of TDK Global Sales Distribution, said: “Avnet Abacus has firmly established itself as a top performer in its support for TDK over the past three years and is a worthy recipient of the Silver Award for international volume distributors. Consistently high levels of proficiency by Avnet Abacus’ technical and commercial specialists continue to inspire customer confidence and contribute to sustained growth across the TDK portfolio.”

Avnet Abacus is an authorised TDK distributor throughout Europe and offers TDK’s broad range of passive electronic components, including multilayer ceramic capacitors as well as aluminium electrolytic and film capacitors, ferrites and inductors, high-frequency components and modules, piezo and protection devices and sensors.

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, (NASDAQ:AVT), with European headquarters in Belgium (Avnet Europe Comm. VA). For more information, visit: http://www.avnet-abacus.eu or follow us on http://www.twitter.com/Avnet_Abacus

About Avnet
Avnet is a global technology solutions provider with an extensive ecosystem delivering design, product, marketing and supply chain expertise for customers at every stage of the product lifecycle. We transform ideas into intelligent solutions, reducing the time, cost and complexities of bringing products to market. 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 http://www.avnet.com.

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

Issued by:
Janice Fenton, Publitek
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