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Power, interconnect devices swell distributor portfolio

19th January 2016
Mick Elliott

Avnet Abacus has added new product lines from several divisions of Bel, a specialist in the design and manufacture of power, protection and interconnect devices. The addition of these lines ensues from the acquisition of the Power Solutions business of Power-One by Bel Fuse last year.

The distributor will now take to market 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.

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.”

Picture: Sealing the deal: Andy Jones (left), European Distribution Manager, Bel; Alan Jermyn, Vice President Marketing, Avnet Abacus.

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