Avnet Abacus seals pan-European franchise deal with Fischer Elektronik

Left to right: Hagen Goetze, Marketing Manager IP&E, Avnet Abacus Detlef H. Hardt, Business Manager, Fischer Elektronik
Giovanna Monari, Senior Product Manager, Avnet Abacus

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 has signed a pan-European distribution agreement with Fischer Elektronik.

Under the terms of the agreement, Avnet Abacus will represent Fischer Elektronik, a specialist in the design and manufacture of thermal management solutions, enclosures and connectors, as an authorised reseller and will supply customers throughout Europe with a broad array of components from the Fischer product portfolio. With 40 offices located in 18 countries, Avnet Abacus has a widespread presence across Europe and is well placed to access the extensive customer base in the region, providing technical expertise in the local language.

An important focus of the deal will be Fischer’s range of thermal management products, which are designed to provide effective thermal cooling of a wide range of assemblies and semiconductor components, including those intended for the fast-growing LED market.

“Avnet Abacus is an established and dependable name in the pan-European distribution channel, reputed for its outstanding quality of technical support and service excellence at a local level,” said Detlef Hardt, business manager at Fischer Elektronik. “This partnership will substantially increase our prospects for business growth and to this end we anticipate successful collaborative work with their specialist product teams across the region.”

Hagen Goetze, Marketing Manager IP&E at Avnet Abacus, commented, “This agreement with Fischer Elektronik is an important addition to our supplier portfolio and will significantly enhance our thermal management offering to customers. We see particularly strong opportunities for their thermal management products in a myriad of emerging lighting applications, as well as supporting our growing business in the transportation and industrial equipment markets.”