Wisbech, 9 February, 2022 – Anglia today announced that it has been named European Regional Distributor of the Year 2021 by Harwin, a world leading manufacturer of high reliability and industry standard interconnect solutions based in the UK. Harwin made the award after the distributor increased its sales significantly during the pandemic, outperforming the market.
Commenting, Steve Miller, Regional Distribution Manager at Harwin, said, “Growing sales significantly is impressive in any year, but doubly so while the country was in the throes of a pandemic and spending part of the year in lockdown. This performance is a real testament not only to the quality of service and technical support offered by Anglia, but also to its willingness to adapt in the face of challenging circumstances. Working together, Harwin and Anglia have managed to maintain supplies to the market, supporting sales growth, despite the well documented supply chain challenges the industry has faced and is continuing to face.” He added, “A mark of Anglia’s forward thinking approach is that they have expanded their Harwin stocked range with 700 new lines over the last year, supporting each with an investment in inventory.”
John Bowman, Sales and Marketing Director of Anglia, added, “Our relationship with Harwin is strong at every level of both organisations – and our ability to grow sales in a difficult market environment is testament to that. In partnership, we have overcome many challenges and maintained supplies to customers as far as possible. Just as importantly we have kept customers informed where difficulties arose. Harwin’s ability to manage its inward supply chain by holding extensive stocks of raw material, and our willingness to hold inventory without necessarily a clear forward order book, have been critical to our joint success this year.”
Anglia Components has been a UK and Ireland distributor for Harwin since 2013. Recently added ranges include the Harwin Kona series, 8.5mm pitch connectors’ capable of delivering 60A of current per contact, the highest current rating available today in the Harwin connector portfolio. Anglia also offers Harwin’s Datamate Mix-Tek (M80 series) connectors, a flexible interconnect solution for challenging environments and conditions and the Archer Kontrol durable and robust industrial connectors. Harwin EMI shielding clips, Gecko cable assemblies, pin headers, sockets and spring probe connectors are also available for same day shipment through the Anglia Live website.
Anglia is the UK’s leading independent authorised distributor of semiconductors, optoelectronics, interconnect, passive and electromechanical components. A signatory of the ADS SC21 programme, the company holds AS9120, ISO9001 and ISO14001 accreditations.
Technically adept, with an experienced team of staff, Anglia supports OEM and EMS companies in every sector of electronics manufacturing. Anglia’s suppliers include many of the world’s leading electronic component brands, complemented by many smaller companies with leadership in their chosen technologies.
Anglia stocks over 2 billion components from over 1.3 million product lines in the UK. Components from every supplier are stocked in depth and breadth for same-day dispatch. Anglia aims to streamline logistics and reduce customers’ transaction costs through services that include VMI, KAN-BAN, API, EDI, BoM management tools and customer-dedicated inventory, while an accurate, on-time delivery performance is a vital goal for the company.
Technical support spans a sampling service that delivers over £150,000 worth of free components and evaluation tools each year and expert technical advice from well-trained product specialists and face-to-face guidance from field applications engineers. Both commercially and technically, management of industry legislation and component obsolescence are recognised as areas of vital importance to customers.
Anglia is driven by an ethos of ever-improving customer understanding and, as a privately owned business, aims to provide a fast, consistent and highly responsive service.
Peter van der Sluijs
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