Gateway Electronic Components, a UK distributor for TDK and EPCOS products, has announced that it has been named one of TDK’s top European distributors. Gateway was presented with the TDK Senten Manten Distribution Award in Silver for outstanding business performance in 2014 at TDK Europe’s distributors conference in Munich on 15th April.
Speaking at the awards ceremony, Keith Rogers, TDK senior manager distribution sales, UK Distribution, said, “TDK Europe are pleased to acknowledge the dedication and excellent service shown by Gateway to our mutual customers with this Silver award. It is thoroughly well deserved by the whole Gateway team.”
Commenting, Martin Ford, managing director, Gateway Electronic Components, said, “I am honoured to accept this award on behalf of the Can-Do team at Gateway, without which, it wouldn’t have been possible. This award is a recognition of Gateway’s commitment to its partners and customers. We are very proud of this award, and thank TDK for having acknowleged the passion with which Gateway serves its suppliers. It also attests to the outstanding quality of service that customers can expect from Gateway”.
The awards are based on TDK’s Senten Manten distributor performance evaluation program. The Japanese term Senten Manten means “perfect result”. It is awarded to a distributor when they accrue 1000 points according to TDK’s system of measuring distributors’ consistent business and operational performance against pre-set criteria in the areas of inventory management and contractual terms.