Avnet Abacus, one of Europe’s leading IP&E distributors, has announced a new pan-European franchise agreement with specialist waterproof connector and cable assembly supplier Amphenol LTW. The agreement makes Avnet Abacus the first EMEA distributor for Amphenol LTW.

Amphenol LTW interconnect solutions are developed for harsh environments in applications such as transportation, aviation, renewable energy, marine and automotive. Avnet Abacus’ ability to offer technical expertise to customers to enable them to define and specify their interconnect requirements is essential for these very specialist and high performance connector products.

Luc Kan, Amphenol LTW, VP of Sales and Marketing commented, “Avnet Abacus is the perfect distribution partner to work with us in expanding our business in EMEA. It has a strong European presence with excellent engineering and supply chain capability. A key benefit is Avnet Abacus’ ability to provide a bespoke design and development service for cable assemblies and customised interconnect solutions.”

Hagen Goetze, Avnet Abacus, European Marketing Manager commented “We offer our customers the gateway to all Amphenol divisions as single interface. The product portfolio of Amphenol LTW is a perfect addition to our already existing broad Amphenol product range. Especially the LED Lighting connector portfolio will become one of the key focus areas in developing new design in opportunities in the future.”

The Amphenol LTW waterproof connector range includes Circular, RJ45, D-sub, USB, LED Lighting, Solar, power and hybrid connectors. All products are rated to IP66, IP67 or IP68. The company has successfully developed easy to use, long life, high-end waterproof connectors which are resistant to extreme temperatures, shock and vibration, UV and also provide protection against corrosion and sand/foreign particle ingress.

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