Electronics Production | February 02, 2010
Samtec appoints Avnet Abacus for distribution throughout Europe
Avnet Abacus has signed a pan-European franchise agreement with Samtec.
The agreement extends the partnership between the two companies to all 19 European countries in which Avnet Abacus operates, including the UK, France, Spain, Finland and Benelux and takes the number of pan-European franchises held by Avnet Abacus to 43. Previously, Avnet Abacus was franchised for Samtec only in Germany, Austria, Italy and Scandinavia. Commenting, Alan McLean, European Director of Samtec said, "Avnet-Abacus provide a complementary mix of markets, which will help widen our customer base. With similar vision and good market awareness, we believe Avnet-Abacus will be a solid partner." Graham McBeth, president, Avnet Abacus, said, "Extending our relationship with Samtec across Europe will enable to offer our customers an even greater breadth of technology from a leading interconnect specialist recognised both for its exceptional customer service and its technology innovation. This is an endorsement of the Avnet Abacus business model in Europe, our structure and our knowledgeable and motivated customer facing team." The image shows: Graham McBeth, President, Avnet Abacus and Alan McLean, European Director of Samtec.