Avnet Time signs Pan-European Distribution Agreement with SCHURTER Electronic Components

Endingen, (PresseBox) - Avnet Abacus, a highly focused distributor of interconnect, passive and electromechanical components and power supply products, further expands its linecard with the addition of products from SCHURTER Electronic Components, leading manufacturer of fuseholders. On the basis of a distribution agreement, Avnet Abacus will distribute SCHURTER fuses, non-resettable fuses, fuseholders and IEC connectors throughout Europe.

"SCHURTER is an internationally leading innovator and manufacturer of fuses, circuit breakers for equipment, connectors, EMC products and input systems. We are convinced that, through Avnet Abacus, we can further enhance our position in the European marketplace," explains Hans-Rudolf Schurter, SCHURTER Electronic Components.

"We look forward to our pan-European cooperation with SCHURTER Electronic Components. Their products are perfectly suited to expand our portfolio, supporting us in our strategy to comprehensively assist our customers in this segment and provide them with optimal solutions," adds Alan Jermyn, Vice-President Marketing, Avnet Abacus.

About Avnet Abacus www.avnet.com

Avnet Abacus, a business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, is a highly focused electronic component distributor, serving OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and specializing in interconnect, passive, electromechanical and power supply products.

Avnet Abacus is served internally by a common integrated pan-European logistics backbone and industry-leading supply-chain services, while leveraging the global logistical reach of Avnet Electronics Marketing and its world-class supply-chain management capabilities. Avnet's specialization benefits customers and suppliers by empowering the organization to make swift decisions and increase speed of execution, thereby addressing time-to-market issues that are driving the market for electronic products. Avnet Abacus combines the agility of a smaller, focused company with the considerable global resources of Avnet, Inc., to serve the widely varying requirements of customers.

Schurter GmbH

SCHURTER is a global active company in the area of electronic and electromechanical products. The four strategic business areas include fuses, connectors, circuit breakers for equipment and input systems. The company has its headquarters in Lucerne Switzerland and was established in 1933 by Heinrich SCHURTER. The company is privately owned and currently in its third generation of family management.

More than 1100 employees are working at the production facilities in Switzerland, Germany, France, Czech Republic, India, Hong Kong, China and sales offices in USA, UK, Sweden, Italy, Singapore and Japan.

Over 30.000 customers in the computer and telecommunication industries, in appliance and instrumentation production, in the medical technology and many other sectors use the know-how and the distinct innovation power of the SCHURTER Group.

SCHURTER considers the quality of its products and services as a key factor for the company's ongoing success. The company was the winner of the Esprix Award 2002, a Swiss Quality Award for Business Excellence. With the adoption of the Total Quality Management and the consistent implementation using the EFQM-Model, SCHURTER provides its customers with a high level of reliability.

Link: www.schurter.com

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