Samsung Electro-Mechanics has presented the award twice, both times to Rutronik. The distributor has been a distribution partner of Samsung Electro-Mechanics since 1996, and the franchise has recently been expanded to include Greater China (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan). It is based on a joint development strategy and comprises the entire Samsung Electro-Mechanics product portfolio of capacitors, resistors and inductors. “By presenting this award, we are recognising the strong partnership with Rutronik as our most valuable distributor in Europe. This close collaboration has enabled both companies to record steady growth and expand their market positions on a global level,” said Dr Chijoon Choi, CEO of Samsung Electro-Mechanics. “Samsung Electro-Mechanics is one of the most significant and largest manufacturers of passive components and therefore one of our most important partners. We are very proud to receive this award which we also recognise as an incentive to continue with maximum commitment the pursuit of our mutual growth,” said Thomas Rudel, CEO of Rutronik, commenting on the award.