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Distributor of the Year
Thomas Rudel, Rutronik‘s CEO (in the middle), is gratified about a total of 17 awards for his company.

An outstanding result for Rutronik: The distributor gained first place in eight categories of the ‘Distributor of the Year’ awards presented by ‘Elektronik’ trade magazine. It was also placed second in seven categories and third in two.

“We are very proud of the awards. The results of the readers’ choice show that our customers and suppliers thoroughly appreciate our product range and our services,” explains Thomas Rudel, Rutronik CEO, during the award ceremony on 14 September in KUTCHiiN in Munich.

Broad portfolio, comprehensive consultancy and services

He regards the awards as being a confirmation of the company’s business model, namely to score points not only with a large range of articles, but also with comprehensive consultancy and service provision. Rutronik was able to achieve a significantly better result compared with the previous year: In 2016, the distributor gained four first places, followed by five second places and six third places.

17 awards for Rutronik

Rutronik gained first place in the following categories:

  • Displays: product availability volume
  • Displays: delivery service volume
  • Electromechanics: product availability volume
  • Embedded: product availability volume
  • Optoelectronics: product availability volume
  • Optoelectronics: delivery service volume
  • Passive components: product portfolio
  • Passive components: delivery service volume 

Rutronik gained second place in the following categories:

  • Displays: technical competence / support
  • Displays: overall impression
  • Electromechanics: technical competence / support
  • Embedded: product portfolio
  • Embedded: delivery service volume
  • Embedded: technical competence / support
  • Passive components: product availability volume 

Rutronik gained third place in the following categories:

  • Displays: delivery service samples
  • Optoelectronics: technical competence / support

Readers’ selection unites the sector leaders

The 2017 readers’ choice survey was the eleventh of its kind to be conducted by the ‘Elektronik’ trade magazine. The readers were asked to evaluate the distributors in six product categories (active components, passive components, electromechanics, optoelectronics (inclusive LEDs), displays, embedded systems (hard and software)) using five criteria in each case (overall impression, delivery service, technical competence / support, product portfolio, product availability).


About Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH

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Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH is the third largest distributor in Europe (European Distribution Report 2016) and the number ten worldwide (SourceToday, May 2017). The broadline distributor supplies semiconductors, passive and electromechanical components as well as boards, storage, displays & wireless products. The company's primary target markets are the automotive, medical, industrial, home appliance, energy and lighting industries. The ranges RUTRONIK EMBEDDED, RUTRONIK SMART, RUTRONIK POWER and RUTRONIK AUTOMOTIVE provide customers with specific products and services in groups tailored to the respective applications. Expert technical support for product development and design-in, individual logistics and supply chain management solutions as well as comprehensive services complete its scope of performance.

The company, founded by Helmut Rudel in 1973 in Ispringen, Germany, now has over 70 subsidiaries in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Rutronik employs more than 1,500 staff worldwide and achieved Group sales of 872 million euros in the fiscal year 2016.

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