element14 Pty Ltd won the ‘Outstanding Performance for Distributor’ Award from FCI for the second year running at the annual FCI Electronics Asia Pacific Distribution conference held at Lijiang, China.
element14 (formerly Farnell) is a fusion of commerce and community supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide.
The Award is recognition of element14’s excellent achievements in product inventory, customer services and sales performance. element14 is also the only multi-channel, high service distributor to win the award this year.
The first ‘FCI Outstanding Performance - Fastest Growing Distributor’ Award won by element14 in 2010 acknowledged the firm’s rapid growth and enhanced portfolio of solutions to the design engineering community in the Asia Pacific region for 2009.
element14’s extensive inventory distributed amongst its 3 distribution hubs located in Singapore, Sydney and Shanghai in addition to the innovative range of customer services have been key factors in driving element14’s success in the electronics components distribution market.
The ease-of-purchase and multiple channels flexibility with no minimum quantity and value as well as next-day delivery offer clear advantages to customers in addition to real-time support available for the engineering community.
According to Douglas Choo, Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific, Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing, FCI Electronics, element14 has proven their leadership in the electronics components distribution market with their remarkable progress and solid performance over the past two years.
He also attributes the increased understanding and acceptance of FCI products by the design engineering community in the region to element14’s innovative solutions.
William Chong, Regional Director of Supplier, Product and Purchasing Management, element14, Asia Pacific comments that the company will continue to meet and exceed the challenges faced by their customers as well as provide a strategic and efficient distribution channel for their partners to thrive in the region.
High quality and versatile range of connectivity solutions
According to the research firm, Bishop and Associates, connector sales in Asia Pacific experienced the greatest global growth of 40% over the last year.
To meet heavy demand for high performance connectors in the region, element14 introduced a wide range of connectivity solutions to its customers including components from FCI, one of the world’s leading connector manufacturers.
Over 1300 FCI connectors are stocked in element14’s regional inventory with next day delivery in most of Asia Pacific and 3000 other FCI connectivity solutions available via its global inventory.
element14 stocks a versatile range of interconnect systems including FCI’s Mezzselect, High Speed I/O ranges, Eyemax and Densishield, Power I/O solutions connectors, Printed Circuit Board signal as well as power terminal blocks and board level FFC/FPC ranges.