Gateway Awarded TDK’s Prestigious Senten Manten Accolade

Released on: April 20, 2015, 4:16 pm (EDT)
Industry: Electronics

Munich, Germany, April 20, 2015 -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Gateway Electronic Components, a UK distributor for TDK and EPCOS products, announced today that it has been named one of TDK’s top European distributors. Gateway was presented with the TDK Senten Manten Distribution Award in Silver for outstanding business performance in 2014 at TDK Europe’s distributors conference in Munich on 15 April.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Keith Rogers, TDK Senior Manager Distribution Sales, UK Distribution, said, “TDK Europe are pleased to acknowledge the dedication and excellent service shown by Gateway to our mutual customers with this Silver award. It is thoroughly well deserved by the whole Gateway team.”

Commenting, Martin Ford, Managing Director, Gateway Electronic Components Ltd., said, “I am honoured to accept this award on behalf of the Can-Do team at Gateway, without which, it wouldn’t have been possible. This award is a recognition of Gateway’s commitment to its partners and customers. We are very proud of this award, and thank TDK for having acknowleged the passion with which Gateway serves its suppliers. It also attests to the outstanding quality of service that customers can expect from Gateway”.

The awards are based on TDK’s Senten Manten distributor performance evaluation program. The Japanese term Senten Manten means “perfect result”. It is awarded to a distributor when they accrue 1000 points according to TDK’s system of measuring distributors’ consistent business and operational performance against pre-set criteria in the areas of inventory management and contractual terms.

About TDK Corporation
TDK Corporation is a leading electronics company based in Tokyo, Japan. It was established in 1935 to commercialize ferrite, a key material in electronic and magnetic products. TDK’s portfolio includes electronic components, modules and systems, which are marketed under the product brands TDK and EPCOS, power supplies, magnetic application products as well as energy devices, flash memory application devices, and others. TDK focuses on demanding markets in the areas of information and communication technology and consumer, automotive and industrial electronics. The company has a network of design and manufacturing locations and sales offices in Asia, Europe, and in North and South America. The product portfolio includes ceramic, aluminum electrolytic and film capacitors, ferrites, inductors, high-frequency components such as surface acoustic wave (SAW) filter products and modules, piezo and protection components, and sensors.

About Gateway
For the past fifteen years, Gateway Electronic Components has been specialising in the procurement of passive, active and optoelectronics, ferrites, protection, sensing and timing, and electro-mechanical components. The company has developed a number of logistics solutions to help customers reduce total costs of acquisition and realise their production potential. Gateway holds dedicated customer contract buffers and offers supply solutions and value added services to major OEMs and CEMs. Its customers operate in the telecommunications, military and aerospace, security, medical, instrumentation, power, metering, industrial and automotive sectors.

Gateway is ISO9001:2008 accredited; has been running a ROHS (2002/95/EC) compliance programme since 2005; can provide full-batch traceability on parts handled within its system, and operates EMC handling procedures in accordance to BS EN 100 015-1. The company is a member of The Electronic Component Supply Network (ECSN) a trade body that now incorporates the Association of Franchised Distributors of Electronic Components (AFDEC).


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