Panasonic honours Arrow, Mouser and Codico in 2016 Distribution Awards

Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe has announced its three 2016 distribution awards: Arrow is named Broadline Distributor of the Year; Mouser Electronics has been honoured with the title of High Service Distributor of the Year; and Codico picks up the Demand Creation Distributor award.


Arrow – Broadline Distributor of the Year Award

“We are very pleased that Arrow has won this award”, said Naohiro Yamamoto, product marketing director, Panasonic. ‘Our channel partners and distributors are a vital part of Panasonic, and Arrow has successfully proven its ability to serve our authorised partners with both pre and post-sales support. Arrow is committed to delivering industry-leading customer service, and we are thrilled to recognise the company for its excellent sales growth. We congratulate Arrow for being named the 2016 Panasonic Broadline Distributor of the Year, and we thank them for the fantastic work they do addressing the needs of our partners.”

Matthias Hutter, vice president, marketing and engineering, Arrow PEMCO, EMEA says: “We are honoured to be named for the third time in a row as Distributor of the Year, Panasonic. This award is a result of our talented Panasonic team at Arrow which is strategically aligned with our channel partners. Our team’s collaborative efforts have allowed us to create a more efficient and seamless workflow that has delivered outstanding results. We look forward to continued growth and success together with Panasonic.”

Image caption (from left to right): Angela Schwarz, key account manager, Panasonic; Billy Ogano, deputy director, Panasonic; Andreas Botond, supplier business manager, Arrow; Mitsutoshi Shigeta, MD DSBD, Panasonic; Matthias Hutter, vice president, product management, Arrow; Maximilian Jakob, product director, Panasonic; Axel Prauss, director marketing, Arrow; Dietlind Vinson, director passive components, Arrow


Mouser – High Service Distributor Award

Commenting on the High Service Award, Maximilian Jakob, Panasonic’s product director, product marketing department said: “We have been very impressed with Mouser’s activity to promote Panasonic in Europe. Based on POS Sales and customer acquisition, Mouser is now a leading player for Panasonic in the High Service channel sales space in Europe, and I would like to congratulate their teams and thank everyone concerned for their support of our line.”


Added Graham Maggs, vice president, marketing Europe at Mouser: “Panasonic is a great example of a franchise that matches the needs of our customers: they deliver a wide selection of technology and parts – sensors portfolio, innovative PGS thermal management material, GaN semiconductors, communications ICs and a very wide range of high performance capacitors – which enable designers to create new products that have a performance or commercial market advantage.”

Image caption (from left to right): Ian Needham, team leader distribution sales, Panasonic; Graham Maggs, vice president marketing EMEA, Mouser; Mitsutoshi Shigeta, MD DSBD, Panasonic; Maximilian Jakob, product director, Panasonic; Mark Burr-Lonnon, president Europe, Mouser; Mark Patrick, supplier account manager, Mouser


Codico – Demand Creation Distribution Award

Ian Needham, Panasonic’s team leader distribution sales was happy to give Codico the award for Demand Creation. He said: “Codico is a very forward-looking company, always ready to embrace new technologies and address new markets. They have been very successful in identifying new opportunities for us and I am delighted to recognise their success.”


Added Thomas Jell, vice president, sales and marketing, passive components at Codico: “We are keen to work with dynamic, innovative partners. Panasonic is an excellent example of such a supplier and we enjoy the open communication that has developed as a result of the strong partnership that we have between our two companies. We are honoured to receive this award and thank Panasonic very much.”

Image caption (from left to right): Silvio Ganzer, account manager product marketing, Panasonic; Roland Trimmel, product marketing passive, Codico; Thomas Jell, sales manager passive, Codico; Maximilian Jakob, product director, Panasonic; Sven Krumpel, CEO Codico; Billy Ogano, deputy director, Panasonic

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