Avnet Applied Computing Receives EIZO Award for Excellence

8/14/2002 - Three European sales branches of Avnet Applied Computing — the Netherlands, Belgium/Luxembourg and Germany — received individual awards at the annual EIZO Distributors Event in Japan. Each received the 2002 EIZO Award for Excellence. This award is presented to a distributor that has made a major contribution to EIZO's market and product development. Avnet Applied Computing is EIZO's exclusive representative in these regions.

"Avnet Applied Computing's successful sales model contributed most to achieving this result," according to Ger Coppus, president, Avnet Applied Computing, Europe. As a manufacturer's representative, Avnet Applied Computing is responsible for sales, marketing and service for EIZO products.

EIZO's President & CEO Yoshitaka Jitsumori, who presented the award, praised the excellent collaboration with Avnet Applied Computing: "The good relationship doesn't just help us increase our share of the market. AAC provides us with inside knowledge of the market so that we can respond quickly to what customers want and to the latest developments. That means satisfied customers and state-of-the-art technology."

Avnet Applied Computing, represented by Gerhard Hundt, Vice-President, Applied Computing Market Development, accepted the award: "I view it as a compliment, as recognition for the unique sales model we have used to arouse market enthusiasm for the brand. EIZO is one of the really important Avnet brands that contributes to our aim of being first to market."

About EIZO (www.eizo.nl)
EIZO Nanao Corporation specialises in developing and manufacturing state-of-the-art monitors. The company is based in Japan, which is where all production takes place. EIZO is represented in more than 30 countries by exclusive distributors.

About Avnet Applied Computing (www.aac.avnet.com)
Launched in October 1999, Avnet Applied Computing is Avnet's newest and fastest growing operating group, with operations in North America, Europe and Asia. Avnet Applied Computing has structured itself to serve original equipment manufacturers and system builders that use computing technologies such as CPUs, mass storage, displays, embedded computing boards, commercial motherboards, memory modules, networking and software products. Its related services include engineering assistance, supply-chain management, financing, physical distribution and integration of end products.

About Avnet
Phoenix, Arizona-based Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) serves customers in 63 countries. Avnet, a global technology marketing and services company, is the world's largest distributor of semiconductors, interconnect, passive and electromechanical components, embedded systems and computer products from leading manufacturers.

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