Avnet Abacus and Elektron Technology have extended their distribution agreement onto a pan-European platform. It covers the company’s long-established Bulgin and Arcolectric brands throughout Europe. Previously the two companies collaborated in the UK and Ireland.

A comprehensive selection of product options available from Avnet Abacus include the Buccaneer IP68 and IP69K rated waterproof connectors including the new 6000 series- a range of environmentally sealed circular connectors designed to provide secure and safe connections in harsh or hostile conditions, ideal for use in industrial power and data applications. Also available is a range of mains rated inlet and outlet connectors conforming to IEC and EN60320 specifications, which enables solutions to most mains powered equipment and cable applications.

The product line-up also comprises an extensive selection of fuse holders carrying international safety approvals from UL, VDE, CSA and SEMKO, designed to give the maximum levels of protection in evermore complex electronic equipment. In addition, a range of battery holders for AAA, AA, CR123, C, D and PP3 size cells, manufactured from quality plastic moulded and metal components, ensure a secure and reliable connection in applications such as portable and memory back-up equipment, fully complementing the existing battery portfolio available from Avnet Abacus.

“Bulgin and Arcolectric have been established names for more than 80 years, which is testament to the high quality and reliability of the brands,” said Alan Jermyn, Vice President of Marketing, Avnet Abacus. “With product specialist teams located throughout Europe, we are ideally structured to provide Elektron Technology with unparalleled support and the technical expertise essential to achieve continued success and growth for the brands in the region.”

Peter Johnson, Group Head of Connectivity Sales EMEA, Elektron Technology, added, “The engineering teams at Avnet Abacus have a vast knowledge base and are already familiar with the products in our Bulgin and Arcolectric ranges through our existing agreement in the UK and Ireland. They have steered designers to the most suitable products from our portfolio for increasingly complex design projects. This expertise, coupled with their widespread presence across Europe, is the perfect foundation for the expansion of our distribution partnership into this region.”


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