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

Pan-European agreement will deliver Pentair’s Schroff brand of electronics cabinets, racks and subracks, and ruggedized solutions for electronic protection in myriad applications.

Avnet Abacus, one of Europe’s leading interconnect, passive, electro-mechanical and power distributors and a business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has entered into a pan-European distribution agreement with Pentair to sell its range of electronics cabinets, racks and sub racks, and shock- and vibration-resistant ruggedized solutions.
The Schroff brand from Pentair has been leading in the protection of electronics systems for more than 50 years, and was instrumental in the standardisation of the 19” sub rack system. Today, Pentair continues its pioneering development in electronic infrastructure for sub-19” applications, and manufactures a broad array of electronic cabinets; systems, backplanes and power supplies; sub racks, cases and front panels; and PCB accessories and retainers.

Through this agreement, Avnet Abacus is now offering thousands of products from Schroff’s standard line, and can provide technical support to customers wishing to tailor their enclosures using the Schroff Service Plus programme. Schroff products are suitable for use in many industries, from communications to medical, and vary from modular solutions for data centers; rugged protection for tough mobile conditions, such as in defence applications; or protection for mobile transportation.

“One of the key reasons for selecting Avnet Abacus as a European distribution partner is their track record in building successful, longstanding customer relationships throughout the region,” said Heiko Wisotzki, Channel Manager Europe at Pentair. “They have a highly professional team of technically competent staff who will now offer Schroff products as part of the system solutions that are offered to customers across many end markets, and whom we can trust to provide an all-encompassing service.”

“The addition of the Schroff range significantly enhances our product portfolio and extends our capability to offer comprehensive innovative design solutions,” said Alan Jermyn, Vice President of Marketing, Avnet Abacus. “They also place a strong emphasis on customer design support through various service programmes, which fits well with our ethos at Avnet Abacus.”

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