Wisbech tech firm wins third Panasonic award


Anglia Components, a Wisbech technology company, has been named Regional Distributor of the Year for the third year running by Panasonic Industry Europe, the electronic component division of one of the world’s largest and best-known technology brands. The award was presented during the recent Panasonic Distribution Conference in Napoli Italy, after Anglia once again achieved an exceptional sales performance in a challenging market.

Ian Needham, Section Head of Sales Distribution at Panasonic, congratulated the team on winning the award despite tough competition. He commented, “I’d like to extend a big thank you to the whole team, for their support and ongoing opportunities they bring. This success belongs to everyone, from the warehouse operatives who continually offer our end customers first class logistics, through the order entry team, to the FAE and sales teams who have simply delivered throughout the year. Anglia’s continuing willingness to invest in inventory, whilst others waited to see how the market performed gave them a competitive advantage on which the team’s collective hard work was built.”

John Bowman, Marketing Director at Anglia responded, “We are proud to be a distribution partner for Panasonic Industry Europe, one of the best-known names in our industry, and particularly proud to be setting the performance bar for their outstanding distribution network. As an independent distributor, Anglia can continue investing in people, systems and inventory even in difficult markets. It is this that is driving our success.”

Panasonic is highly regarded for its innovation and is continually introducing new technologies such as its new wireless connectivity solution. Anglia has been a Panasonic Industry distributor since 2000 and promotes Panasonic’s full portfolio of electronic components. It employs 150 people in the UK with more than 120 of these roles based locally. In the last year, Anglia has earned similar awards from UK connector manufacturer Harwin, the US based technology company Bourns, and STMicroelectronics, one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of silicon chips.

About Anglia
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. Further information can be found at www.anglia.com

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