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Manufacturers Honor Distributor Partners

April 22, 2015
Gopher Electronics receives Honeywell award; Rutronik achieves top honors from transformer and power supply maker WahHing.

Minnesota-based Gopher Electronics and Germany-based Rutronik recently received top honors from key manufacturer partners.

Gopher Electronics received Honeywell Sensing & Control’s 2014 Regional Distributor of the Year Award. The two supply chain companies have been partners for 54 years. Employee-owned Gopher Electronics distributes Honeywell’s switch and sensor product lines and also offers higher level sub-assemblies.

“We proudly accept this award on behalf of our employees and customers,” said Gopher Electronics’ CEO Mike Treece. “Best practices today demand a laser focus on communication, collaboration and commitment to exceed our customers’ expectations.  Honeywell S&C is Gopher’s flagship supplier that provides our team with new products, new systems and outstanding vision for new trends and technologies.”

In Europe, Germany-based electronic components distributor Rutronik has been named Best Growing Distributor of the Year for 2014 by transformer and power supply maker WahHing. In partnership since 2008, the companies’ expanded their distribution relationship to a global level in 2013. The award recognizes Rutronik for having the highest growth rate in WahHing’s distribution network. It also honors the distributor for its partnership and customer support.

“Distribution is an extremely important sales channel for WahHing, and by far the largest segment of [our] European network is allotted to Rutronik. This is the result of the above-average commitment of the Rutronik team, which offers customers optimal support,” said Patrick Lee, export marketing manager at WahHing. “That is why it is our pleasure to be able to reward [Rutronik] with the Best Growing Distributor 2014 award.”

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