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Avnet Abacus expands power, protection and interconnect product range with Bel

Introduction of Bel product lines through Avnet Abacus boosts selection for customers in Europe

Avnet Abacus, one of Europe’s leading interconnect, passive, electromechanical and power distributors and a business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has announced that it has extended its portfolio with the introduction of product lines from several divisions of Bel, a specialist in the design and manufacture of power, protection and interconnect devices. 

The Bel portfolio now carried by Avnet Abacus comprises: the power conversion range from Bel Power Solutions; the Stewart Connector Ethernet connectivity range, including the RJ point five connector system; circuit protection products from Bel Fuse; and Bel Magnetics’ solutions, including MagJack® connectors with integrated magnetics, LAN magnetics modules for high-speed networking and the TRP division products. The addition of these lines ensues from the acquisition of the Power Solutions business of Power-One by Bel Fuse Inc. last year. Avnet Abacus is an established distribution partner for the Power-One brand in Europe and Avnet has long been a major distributor of the Bel portfolio in the Americas.  

“The support of experienced and effectual distribution partners is an essential component in ensuring we compete effectively in the global market,” said Andy Jones, European distribution manager at Bel.  “By working with Avnet Abacus in Europe we are not only building upon our existing relationship with Avnet, but we are also tapping into the highly competent local resources and expertise required to take our business forward.”

Alan Jermyn, vice president of marketing, Avnet Abacus, said, “Access to the latest products and technology is key to every electronics design engineer, and to service this successfully we must partner with the very best suppliers in the industry. The product lines we have added from Bel provide reliable, high-performance solutions to our European customer base, and extend our global offering.” 

About Avnet Abacus

Avnet Abacus is a pan-European demand creation distributor specialising in interconnect, passive, electromechanical, power supply and battery products. Avnet Abacus’ extensive product range and exceptional linecard is supported by a team of over 50 product specialists based across Europe, delivering technical expertise and technology focused initiatives. Avnet Abacus is a business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, a business region of Avnet, Inc., (NYSE:AVT). For more information, visit: www.avnet-abacus.eu or follow us on  http://www.twitter.com/Avnet_Abacus