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Littelfuse Honors Arrow Electronics as Its 2013 Volume Distributor of the Year

Press release date: May 9, 2014

Award recognizes sales growth, focus product sales, design registrations and wins

CHICAGO –Littelfuse, Inc., the global leader in circuit protection, has named Arrow Electronics its Volume Distributor of the Year for 2013. Littelfuse presented the award to Arrow Electronics, a global leader in electronics distribution, at the recent 2014 Electronic Distribution Show (EDS) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Arrow Electronics delivered outstanding sales growth for Littelfuse in 2013,” noted Gordon Hunter, President and Chief Executive Officer of Littelfuse. “As one of our most strategic channel partners, we consider Arrow Electronics crucial to our ongoing success. This award recognized the exceptional service and value they deliver to Littelfuse customers around the world.”

Littelfuse selects the winner of the Volume Distributor of the Year award based on several channel excellence performance metrics. These criteria include overall sales growth and focus product sales, number of design registrations and design wins, the level of communication and creative marketing applied to Littelfuse solutions, and the overall quality of the Littelfuse-distributor relationship.

In accepting the award, Alan Bird, President Americas for Arrow Electronics, said, “We are very honored that Littelfuse has recognized our efforts over the past year in this way. By working so closely together, we’ve found new ways to strengthen relationships at all levels throughout both organizations, drive sales, and communicate needs and opportunities effectively. We look forward to continuing to build on our success.”

About Arrow Electronics
Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions, with 2013 sales of $21.4 billion. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for over 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 460 locations in 58 countries. Visit us at

About Littelfuse
Founded in 1927, Littelfuse is the world leader in circuit protection with growing global platforms in power control and sensing. The company serves global customers in the electronics, automotive and industrial markets with technologies including fuses, semiconductors, polymers, ceramics, relays and sensors. Littelfuse has over 7,500 employees in more than 35 locations throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit the Littelfuse website:

Littelfuse, Inc.
8755 West Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631

Media Contact:
Rhonda Stratton
Global Marketing Communications Manager
Littelfuse, Inc.


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