Bracknell, UK – 12 January 2015 – Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announced today that Avnet Technology Solutions UK has been named Juniper Distributor of the Year 2014 at the latest Juniper Networks UK & Ireland Partner Summit.

Avnet - Juniper Distributor of the year Award

L-R Darryl Brick – Juniper, Goyal, Gaurav – Avnet, Richard Snape – Avnet, Julian Shaw – Avnet, Vanita Ashley – Juniper Troy Carpenter – Avnet, Phil Soane – Avnet, Sarah Hoar – Avnet, Emma Marsh – Avnet.

The accolade was awarded to Avnet in recognition of its revenue growth, supported by well executed marketing initiatives and its skilled technical team.

Phil Soane, business unit director, security and networking, Avnet Technology Solutions, UK, said, “Over the past 12 months, we have seen significant year-on-year growth of our Juniper business. In particular, we have worked with business partners to maximise new opportunities in the security portfolio. Being named Distributor of the Year reflects the growing success of our partnership with Juniper Networks and is a great basis for going forward into 2015.”

Vanita Ashley, distribution manager, UK & Ireland, Juniper Networks, added, “Juniper offers high-performance network solutions to help service providers, enterprises and the public sector create value and drive success. Avnet complements our offering by supporting resellers with expert knowledge, commercial acumen and marketing know-how, through every part of the sales cycle. This was a well-deserved award for a talented team of committed professionals and we look forward to our mutual success in the future.”

In addition to this award, Avnet’s networking achievements in the last 12 months include continued investment in its 24/7 service desk, which allows business partners to provide support to their customers 365 days of the year without any extra capital or operational costs.


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About Avnet Technology Solutions

As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions transforms technology into business solutions for customers around the world. It collaborates with customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software and hardware solutions that address the changing needs of end-user customers. The group serves customers and suppliers in North America, Latin America and Caribbean, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US $11.0 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2014. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit
About Avnet, Inc.

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners’ success by connecting the world’s leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 28, 2014, Avnet generated revenue of $27.5 billion. For more information, visit
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