Avnet Abacus, a European interconnect, passive, electro-mechanical and power distributors and a business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, a business region of Avnet, has picked up the award for New Distribution Partnership 2014 from Omron, a global provider of electro-mechanical and sensing technology.

Since the two companies began their partnership in January 2014, sales of Omron products through Avnet Abacus have grown significantly, achieving the fastest growth rate ever on the portfolio by a newly appointed distributor. Omron products available from Avnet Abacus include: MEMS sensors for pressure, flow, vibration and thermal applications; a wide selection of switches including tact, rocker and microswitches; and a broad range of solid-state, power, signal and automotive relays.

“This is an important accolade from a company that creates high quality components through leading-edge product design,” said Alan Jermyn, vice president marketing, Avnet Abacus. “We have developed a true spirit of collaboration during the first twelve months of working with Omron, which has reaped rewards in growth, and helped customers across Europe access parts quickly and efficiently, and with added technical support.”

“Avnet Abacus’ reputation for providing outstanding technical expertise to back up its highly efficient logistics service has been well and truly validated,” said Thomas Suhling, European distribution manager, Omron. “Our growing sales in Europe during the past year have been supported through our partnership with Avnet Abacus, whose sales and product specialists have provided a strong bridge to customers seeking sensing and emech products.”