Stevenage, UK The Power Electronics Division of C&D Technologies has presented specialist distributor Avnet Time with its EMEA Distributor of the Year award. The award is in recognition of Avnet's EMC and Power division in growing European sales of C&D's AC/DC power supplies, DC/DC converters, and power-related magnetic products.
The award, which Avnet Time won against 25 other distributors, is the highest recognition by C&D Technologies in Europe. This has led to sales of power supply components through Avnet have increased by more than 50% over the past 12 months after the distributor had invested in new people, training and infrastructure to support the division.
Rob Hill, vice-president EMEA/Asia sales and global marketing at C&D Technologies, said: “Avnet Time has shown immense enthusiasm and motivation in supporting C&D sales growth through its EMC and power supply division. A key factor in Avnet's success has been it s focus on demand creation and technical support, and the division is now a considerable force in the industry and a valuable resource for design engineers.
Cor van Dam, group director for power and EMC at Avnet Time, said: “We developed and implemented a strategy to make our power supply division the resource that all design engineers turn to when they need help specifying or sourcing components. We wanted to provide a complete service along the whole length of the power technology chain, from mains to chipset.