Two distributors received awards earlier this month at the Electronic Distribution Show, an annual powwow in Las Vegas for component makers and distributors that sell their parts to the masses.
Vishay Intertechnology, the power electronics manufacturer, named Montreal-based Future Electronics distributor of the year for 2016, while Amphenol gave Heilind Electronics its award for Best North American Performance in Distribution.
Future Electronics is one of the top five component distributors, a private company that earns around $5 billion from sales of lighting, connectivity, and display parts. The 49-year-old firm is well-known for buying and holding inventories for long periods, serving as a long-term partner to suppliers.
Heilind Electronics, founded in 1974, specializes in selling interconnect products including relays and switches. The company has more than 30 locations in North America and Asia, including seven distribution centers within one shipping day of 90% of Heilind’s customers, its website says.