Arrow Selected for their Outstanding Year-over-Year Sales Growth and Superior Customer Service in Support of Bourns Products

RIVERSIDE, Calif., June 27, 2017 - Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced it has named global technology solutions provider Arrow Electronics as its 2016 North American Broadline Distributor of the Year and honored Arrow with a “35 Years of Service” award. Bourns recognized Arrow for its implementation of lean six sigma practices that attracted an increasing customer base for Bourns® products, which resulted in outstanding year-over-year sales growth.

Bourns has been honoring its top-performing distribution partners since 2004. The Bourns executive team presented the 2016 Broadline and e-Commerce Distributor of the Year awards at the Electronics Distribution Show and Conference (EDS) in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 16th.

"Bourns is proud to have developed world-class distributor relationships over the course of our 70-year history. Arrow Electronics shares Bourns’ core values of continuous improvement and exceptional customer service delivered with the utmost integrity," said Kelly Vogt, Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales at Bourns. "We greatly appreciate the superb support Arrow provided that led to their excellent sales growth. This award underscores the value we place on our distributor channel relationships so that we can continue to meet the broad supply chain needs of our electronics industry customers."

“Arrow is extremely honored to be recognized as Bourns’ North America Broadline Distributor of the Year and take great pride in our longstanding 35-year relationship,” said Alan Bird, president of Arrow’s components business in the Americas. “These awards are testaments to our mutual commitment to provide innovative products and services to our customers. We look forward to our continued collaboration and success together.”

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. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 125,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 465 locations serving over 90 countries. Learn more at www.fiveyearsout.com.

About Bourns

Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of position and speed sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic components, microelectronic modules, panel controls and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, USA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer, communications, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available at www.bourns.com.