Avnet Abacus wins best distributor award from electromechanical and sensor technology leader Omron

SCSAvnet Abacus, one of Europe’s leading interconnect, passive, electro-mechanical and power distributors and a regional business unit of Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), today announced that it has received the award for ‘Best Distributor for the Central Region 2018’ from Omron, a global leader in electromechanical and sensing technology.

Omron’s distribution awards are based upon a wide range of criteria including: sales growth by both value and percentage with respect to the previous year; number of customer visits performed jointly, including both Omron and the respective distributor; number of sales quotes and resulting conversion ratio; increase in market share over the entire distribution network; new design projects approved by Omron; and finally, marketing communications activities carried out by distributor.

“Since first engaging with Omron about five years ago, we have enjoyed increasing success across Europe, and most notably in the Central Europe region,” said Alan Jermyn, Vice President of Marketing at Avnet Abacus. “While Omron is world renowned for its portfolio of relays and switches, we see major opportunities for its growing range of highly innovative sensor products, especially in fast-growing building automation and industrial IoT markets and applications.”

“We have been most impressed with Avnet Abacus, and especially their operations and volume of sales growth generated for Omron technologies in key European markets such as Germany and the Central Region overall,” said Hafeez Najumudeen, European Distribution Manager at Omron. “We are looking forward to a continued and even deeper collaboration on new opportunities – from initial design to logistical support – during the coming months and years.”

Avnet Abacus is an authorised Omron distributor throughout Europe and offers Omron’s electromechanical PCB relays, micro switches, MOSFET relays, DIP switches, photomicrosensors and connectors. Omron has a strong portfolio of innovative technologies including MEMS based pressure, flow and thermal measurement sensors, human face and gesture recognition modules, vibration and tilt sensors.
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