Smiths Interconnect unveils Distributors of the Year

Smiths Interconnect announces its top-performing distributors for the year 2023.

The distribution awards programme recognises and celebrates valued business partners who have significantly contributed to the growth of Smiths Interconnect across the Americas, EMEA, and Asia. The winners in each region were selected based on their exceptional sales growth compared to the previous fiscal year.

In the Americas, TTI, IP&E has been named Distributor of the Year for its outstanding revenue growth and exceptional inventory management programmes that have consistently delighted customers. The expertise of TTI’s Corporate Product Marketing team in promoting the Smiths Interconnect product portfolio has been instrumental in the success.

In EMEA, TTI IP&E – Europe has received the regional award for achieving remarkable growth. With a strong sales network, this European company has delivered excellent results in the German industrial market and in the defence, aerospace, and space sectors outside Germany.

In Asia the award for the best distributor goes to ACLink Technologies Limited, one of the few distributors of the group representing the brands of all business units. Over the years it has proven to be one of the most results focused distributor in the region.

In collaboration with their sister company Shanghai Huili Technologies Limited, ACLink has been instrumental in driving growth and providing exceptional support to customers in the semiconductor test business. Its contribution extended to supporting the sales team in a pivotal initiative aimed at expanding our semiconductor test business in China.

With a focused approach and strategic mindset, ACLink played a key role in establishing relationships with leading blue-chip Chinese customers, facilitating the introduction of state-of-the-art products such as the DaVinci 45G, DaVinci 56G, DaVinci 112G, and the DaVinci Micro test sockets. Its assistance in the stocking of Smiths pogo pins proved invaluable, helping the company to streamline operations, reduce lead times, and exceed customer and market expectations.

It also secured a significant victory by winning Smiths’ first Burn-In socket contract with a leading electronics system design company, marking a key achievement in the Chinese Burn-In socket market following the acquisition of the Plastronics business.

For Connectors and Fibre Optic and RF Components business, ACLink helped reduce delivery times by stocking some Part Numbers for customers and gave a strong support to customer development in China. This turned into a quicker turnaround and to gain more business for the entire group.

Staying in Asia, Smiths’ Korean authorised distributor, Bizmile Co. Ltd, demonstrated exceptional performance with significant booking and revenue growth, earning them the Highly Commended Distributor for Business Growth 2023 award.

Julian Fagge, President of Smiths Interconnect, expressed his appreciation for the distribution partners and said: “We place a tremendous value on our distribution partners. I would like to take the opportunity with the 2023 award celebrations to thank them all for the hard work and collaboration to grow our respective businesses and congratulate the winners.”