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Avnet Abacus extends drop shipments on Samtec interconnect range to serve customers in the UK and Ireland

Direct transportation of parts from Samtec’s production facilities to Avnet Abacus customers in the UK and Ireland accelerates delivery time and aligns with existing service in Continental Europe.

Avnet Abacus, one of Europe’s leading interconnect, passive, electro-mechanical and power distributors, has extended its unique drop shipment service on the entire range of Samtec’s interconnect components, which will enable customers in the UK and Ireland to take delivery of goods ordered from Avnet Abacus direct from the manufacturer.

First launched in Continental Europe in April 2013, this innovative programme on the Samtec line has now been extended, enabling Avnet Abacus customers across the region to benefit from faster delivery times on parts shipped directly from the manufacturer’s production facilities. It also takes advantage of Samtec’s industry-leading ‘Sudden Service’ capability and recognised shortest lead times in the industry.

The Samtec range features a broad line of electronic interconnects, including high-speed, micro pitch and rugged/power connectors used in board-to-board, cable-to-board, and panel and I/O applications. 

“Our guiding principles are focused on providing the very best service to our customers worldwide,” said Alan McLean, European Director, Samtec. “Through our existing drop ship arrangement with Avnet Abacus, we have evidence that customers in Europe are gaining advantage from this service, which significantly improves the speed and efficiency of the entire purchasing process. We feel it is important to create a level playing field for all of our customers, which is why we are now introducing the service in the UK and Ireland.”

Alan Jermyn, Vice President, Marketing, Avnet Abacus, commented, “Time-to-market is a critical factor for our customers, and one that may determine the success or failure of their business in the face of increasing competition. By phasing in drop shipments to the UK and Ireland on Samtec orders, we are now employing a proven supply chain method that will guarantee a fast, efficient service for customers across the wider European landscape. We are also improving our green credentials by minimising the number of miles these products are transported.”

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