Bourns Europe Receives 2009 TTI Supplier Excellence Award

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — April 14, 2010 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that TTI, Inc. Europe, a leading worldwide passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete component distributor for the electronics industry, has awarded Bourns’ European operations with its prestigious 2009 Supplier Excellence Award.  TTI Europe has also recognized Bourns Europe presenting the company with its Silver-level Award for the third consecutive year.  This award recognizes outstanding supplier service, quality and sales performance.  The program focuses on quality measurements that include: on-time delivery, receiving quality, customer quality, administrative quality and business systems.  In addition, performance metrics such as sales results, profitability and percentage growth that are evaluated.  Bourns is one of only seven of the suppliers evaluated by TTI Europe that met or exceeded key performance metrics to receive this award.

“On behalf of Bourns Europe, I am extremely honored that our organization has been singled out again for the third year by TTI for Silver-level status.  This award represents the highest recognition possible of our performance as a supplier to TTI, Inc.,” said Ferdinand Leicher, vice president of sales for Europe at Bourns, Inc.  “I know that we owe this recognition to the dedicated team at Bourns Europe whose commitment to excellence is clearly demonstrated by achieving the performance and quality metrics that led to this important award.”

About Bourns
Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of automotive sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic products, microelectronic modules, trimming and 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. Bourns® automotive products are manufactured in accordance with the TS16949 standard. Additional company and product information is available at the company’s website at

Bourns® and the Bourns logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Bourns, Inc. and may be used only with the permission of Bourns and proper acknowledgement. Other listed names and brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.


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