Drop shipments service extended to the UK/Ireland

25 February 2015

Avnet Abacus has extended its drop shipment service on Samtec’s interconnect components to customers in the UK/Ireland.

First launched in Continental Europe in April 2013, this innovative programme on the Samtec line has now been extended, enabling Avnet Abacus customers across the region to benefit from faster delivery times on parts shipped directly from the manufacturer’s production facilities. It also takes advantage of Samtec’s industry-leading ‘Sudden Service’ capability and recognised shortest lead times in the industry.

The Samtec range features a broad line of electronic interconnects, including high-speed, micro pitch and rugged/power connectors used in board-to-board, cable-to-board, panel and I/O applications. 

Alan McLean, European Director, Samtec said their guiding principles are focused on providing the very best service to customers worldwide. Through existing drop ship arrangement with Avnet Abacus, they have evidence that customers in Europe are gaining advantage from this service, which significantly improves the speed and efficiency of the entire purchasing process. They feel it is important to create a level playing field for all customers, which is why they are now introducing the service in the UK and Ireland.

Alan Jermyn, Vice President, Marketing, Avnet Abacus, commented that time-to-market is a critical factor for customers, and one that may determine the success or failure of a business in the face of increasing competition. By phasing in drop shipments to the UK and Ireland on Samtec orders, they are now employing a proven supply chain method that will guarantee a fast, efficient service for customers across the wider European landscape. They are also improving their green credentials by minimising the number of miles these products are transported.

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