Avnet Abacus named Product Specialist Distributor of the Year by Yageo

Ashley Weng, Yageo; Hagen Goetze, Avnet Abacus; Henry Lee, Yageo; Alan Jermyn, Avnet Abacus; Joanna Chiang, Yageo; Andrea Zolli, Yageo; Chris Mason, Yageo

Award honours distributor’s passive component expertise

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 honoured as Product Specialist Distributor of the Year by Yageo, a leading global manufacturer of passive components.

The award recognizes the excellence over the past year of the distributor’s 250+ strong sales organisation, fully supported by the Europe-wide product specialist team, who have made a significant contribution to driving growth across Europe of Yageo’s complete product portfolio of resistors, capacitors and inductors.

Andrea Zolli, General Manager Yageo Europe, commented, “To keep ahead of the fast-moving global electronics industry, it has long been part of our strategy for growth to take an active role in the customer supply chain through enhanced service. Working with the team at Avnet Abacus has strengthened our ability to achieve this, ensuring that design engineers, OEMs and CEMs across Europe receive the highest level of product, customer service and technical support available.”

“Our focused market knowledge, and the strong technical capabilities of our product specialists, are the backbone of our service offering,” added Hagen Goetze, Marketing Manager IP&E, Avnet Abacus. “This award from a world-class manufacturer of passive components is affirmation that our technical know-how is valued highly by suppliers. The proximity of our specialists to customers in Europe is another advantage in supporting cooperative design for the diverse requirements of industrial applications, automotive, building systems and automotive electronics.”