Bourns rewards Anglia’s strong growth in 2012

Wisbech, UK, 26 November 2012 – Anglia Components today announced that it has been named as UK 2012 Distributor of the Year for Point of Sale Growth by Bourns Inc., a world leading manufacturer of electronic components.

Presenting the award, Dietmar Veith, Distribution Sales Manager Bourns, said, “Achieving growth in the prevailing economic conditions is challenging and takes an exceptional team. Anglia Components has just such a team. Despite the market conditions, Graham Bridger and his colleagues have focussed totally on demand creation, working closely with Anglia customers and with Bourns to achieve design-ins, and following through to translate these design-ins into business growth on the franchise. Well done.”

Steve Rawlins, CEO of Anglia, responded, “Bourns is a long-standing and valued partner for Anglia, and we are honoured and delighted to receive this award. Anglia doubled its Key Account Management and its Field Applications Engineering teams in 2012 and this achievement shows that our investment is bearing fruit.”

Anglia has had an exceptional year in 2012, growing its share of the UK electronic components market whilst celebrating its 40th anniversary. Innovations such as the introduction of Ready Reel, allowing customers to buy production ready part-reels whilst retaining full traceability, have proved popular with its customers.

About Bourns

Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of automotive sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic products, microelectronic modules, precision potentiometers, panel controls and encoders and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, CA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including telecommunications, computer, industrial, instrumentation, automotive, consumer, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Bourns products are manufactured according to ISO-9000 standards under Six Sigma quality programs. Additional company and product information is available at the company’s website at

About Anglia

Anglia is the UK’s leading independently owned, authorised distributor of semiconductors, optoelectronics, interconnect, and passive and electromechanical components. The company is a signatory of the ADS SC21 programme and holds AS9120, ISO9001, ISO14001 accreditations and IECQ-CECC qualification. Anglia’s exceptional technical support spans a fast sampling service, telephone advice from product specialists, on-site visits from field applications engineers and, ultimately, electronics design. An in-house team of designers adds expert resources to customers' design teams, helps reduce final product costs and accelerates development times. Anglia stocks over 700 million components from 500,000 product lines in the UK, and streamlines its customer’s logistics and reduces costs through KAN-BAN, EDI, and customer-dedicated inventory.

For further details please contact:

Michelene Hircock at Anglia, Sandall Road, Wisbech, PE13 2PS, UK.

Phone: +44 (0)1945 47 47 47; Web:; Email:

Peter van der Sluijs

Neesham PR

+44 (0) 1296 628180