PRLog - Feb. 15, 2011 - LEEDS, U.K. -- Farnell, the leading multi-channel distributor, has won the 2011 EMEA Best in Class Gold Distribution award from Honeywell Sensing and Control (S&C), the global technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with sensor, switch and test and measurement products. The award, presented at S&C’s 2011 Europe, Middle East and Africa Sales Kick Off meeting in Sorrento, Italy, recognises the outstanding European sales growth achieved by Farnell in 2010, which outperformed 2008 levels. This is the second year in a row that Farnell have won this award.
Honeywell also noted the successful collaboration between the two companies on element14 – Farnell’s technology portal and eCommunity for electronic design engineers – and its support on new product introductions.
Farnell offers over 3,100 product lines from S&C’s comprehensive range that includes sensors, including the latest TruStability®
Steve Herd, Farnell’s Head of EMCO Product and Supplier Management said: “Farnell continues to add a unique extra dimension to the way in which we are able to support our design engineering customers and at the same time showcasing the very best in new products and technologies from our suppliers. The award from Honeywell underlines the success of these relationships and the value our suppliers place in our customer reach and our truly multi-channel approach.”
“This award represents a major landmark in the relationship between Honeywell S&C and Farnell,” said Lionel Caillat, VP/GM Honeywell S&C EMEA. “Farnell has a great understanding of our product offering and has all the right tools and support to take them to market effectively.”
From left to right: Lionel Caillat, Vice President & General Manager EMEA, Honeywell; Bradd Schneider, Vice President Global Sales, Honeywell; Steve Herd, Head of EMCO Product and Supplier Management, Farnell;
Didier LeBorgne, Field Sales Engineer, Farnell France; Paivi Komminaho-Franz, European Supplier Account Manager, Farnell; Jamie Scott, Product Manager, Farnell; Beth Wozniak, President, Honeywell; and Harry Lakhal, General Manager, Farnell Spain and Portugal.
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Farnell is the leading multi-channel, high service distributor of electronic components, electrical parts, industrial and maintenance, repair & operations products, supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals throughout Europe and Asia with the latest technologies. Farnell has been making a difference in the electronics industry for over 70 years. Farnell employs over 1200 people in more than 20 countries around the world and trades in over 100. With over 500,000 products in stock from over 3000 suppliers, our product portfolio continues to expand, offering our customers the very latest technologies.