t0414aa_Amphenol_Tuchel_July2010_1Avnet Abacus today announced that it has extended its franchise with Amphenol-Tuchel to become a system distributor for its products.

Under the extended agreement, Avnet Abacus will operate as an Amphenol-Tuchel reseller, supporting and supplying customers, systems integrators and other European distributors for low quantity business. Avnet Abacus will provide full technical support and will maintain a stock profile that supports European market demand. Products covered include the Ecomate series, the C16-3 series and, exclusively in EMEA, the smart card readers series C702 and C703.

Stefano Ravera, Distribution Manager at Amphenol-Tuchel, said, “Amphenol-Tuchel connector solutions offer exceptional performance for demanding and critical applications. Avnet Abacus has demonstrated fully that it has the technical expertise and the logistical scale to take on the System Distributor role, and deliver the exceptional service that European customers and partners expect from Amphenol-Tuchel.”

“The agreement gives Avnet Abacus a central place in Amphenol-Tuchel’s channel to the European market.” added Hagen Götze, European Marketing Manager at Avnet Abacus. “Amphenol-Tuchel is the latest franchise to strengthen its relationship with us on a pan-European basis. We are delighted to take on the role of pan-European system distributor, and are looking forward to partnering with customers, systems integrators and distributors to extend and broaden the market for this exceptional portfolio of connector products.”

Amphenol-Tuchel offers a wide range of high performance interconnect solutions including industrial, environmental and DIN connectors. It is an independent company within Amphenol headquartered in Heilbronn, Germany. Production facilities are located in Germany, Czech Republic, and mainland China, and the company has ISO 9001 Certification including QS 9000 and VDA standards.

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