Distributor bolsters strategic partnership with TE with addition of ERNI connectivity devices for automation and industrial applications

 Brussels, Belgium, 9 May, 2023: Avnet Abacus, one of Europe’s leading interconnect, passive, electro-mechanical and power distributors and a regional business unit of Avnet (NASDAQ: AVT), has announced it is adding with immediate effect the ERNI range of products from TE Connectivity, one of the world’s leading makers of connectivity and sensor technology.

ERNI Group AG, which was acquired by TE in 2021, built up global revenues of more than €200M and had developed a leading portfolio of high-speed and fine-pitch connectors for factory automation, automotive, medical and other industrial applications, including robust devices suitable for deployment in harsh environments.

“We are delighted to have extended our strategic partnership with TE,” said Hagen Goetze, Senior Director Marketing at Avnet Abacus. “We are quickly ramping up stock availability of the ERNI portfolio to provide our customers with fast access to these leading-edge products, which offer several key features making them suitable for challenging environments in automation and industrial applications. These include their small size, robustness and high mating reliability, as well as the availability of a wide selection of different variants that offer solutions for special or demanding requirements.”

“Avnet’s leadership in providing our mutual customers with the best product solutions is why TE Connectivity highly values our partnership”, added Onintza Iza Otamendi, Senior Distribution Manager for TE Connectivity’s Industrial Business Unit. “TE Connectivity is eager to work with the entire Avnet team to promote and grow the TE ERNI brand.”

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