Toshiba Electronics Europe and distributor EBV Elektronik are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their highly successful working relationship. In this time, collaboration between the two companies has grown from strength to strength and now sees EBV as one of Toshiba’s most important world-wide distribution partners.
The partnership, which began on the September 1 1996, originally covered selected countries in central Europe. However, after a successful, initial five months it was expanded to cover the whole of Europe. This partnership quickly saw yearly sales figures surpass $20 million, with a particular focus on couplers and MCU/Echelon interception systems.
Over the last 20 years EBV has been quick to introduce their customers to products and technologies pioneered by Toshiba, such as SRAMs and NAND Flash memories, backed up with joint customer visits and presentations. This has been continued with the latest ranges of high-end photocouplers and MOSFETs, where opportunities for collaborative development and customer feedback have been taken by both parties to improve the experience of the end-user.
The close relationship between Toshiba Electronics Europe and EBV Elektronik has grown to the point that EBV is now the largest distribution partner for Toshiba semiconductor products in the EMEA region.