Avnet Abacus picks up 2013 UK broadline distributor award from HARTING

AA042-Harting_awardAvnet Abacus has lifted the award for UK Broadline Distributor of the Year 2013 from HARTING Ltd, the UK division of HARTING, the Germany-based manufacturer of electrical and electronic connectors.

The HARTING Group develops, manufactures and distributes electrical and electronic connectors, network components, pre-assembled system cables, and backplane assemblies.  These products are capable of withstanding the harshest demands in industrial environments and provide high data rates for electronic applications.

The selection of Avnet Abacus for this award comes as a result of the distributor’s commitment to consistently providing superior levels of technical service and expertise to customers throughout the UK and Ireland. This has led to a significant rise in sales of the HARTING range in the region over the past twelve months.

Kieron Murdock, Director of Avnet Abacus UK and Ireland, commented, “It is a given that our customers should expect the very highest levels of quality, innovation, service and manufacturing when sourcing products for their designs, and our combined offering with HARTING meets all of these prerequisites. It is particularly gratifying to be rewarded for going the extra mile to provide an exceptional standard of personal technical support.”

Karen Miller, Electronics Distribution Manager at HARTING LTD, said, “In another challenging year for electronics distribution, Avnet Abacus continues to provide high customer service levels to their customers in the UK and Ireland due to the continued stock investment programmes in place with us as well as the technical design-in support. This has resulted in an increase in sales of the HARTING product range for 2012/2013, and strengthened Avnet’s position in our network.”

Photo caption (left to right):

Karen Miller, Electronics Distribution Manager, HARTING; Kieron Murdock, Director, Avnet Abacus UK and Ireland; Steve Martin, Supplier Relations, Avnet Abacus; Simon Asbury, Sales and Market Development Director, HARTING.