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Kensington acclaimed as top European accessories manufacturer

Kensington takes home ‘Best Product: Accessories’ at prestigious European ceremony

Kensington, the computer accessories company, was announced as winner in the category, 'Best Product: Accessories', at the Best of RetailVision Europe Awards, held in Barcelona last week.

The Best of RetailVision Europe Awards, held during RetailVision Europe, sees leading retailers and distributors in the European PC and consumer electronics marketplace recognise vendor companies for their technology innovation and channel strategies.

Kensington beat off strong competition from more than 105 vendors including Belkin, Griffin, Monster, Dicota, Trust and Tucano.

"This is an important milestone in the implementation of Kensington's channel strategy," said Phil O'Neill, managing director at Kensington Europe. "Two years ago Kensington products were hardly present in European retail stores, but today, we estimate we are in more than 2,000 outlets in the main markets. After this award I am confident of not only increasing visibility of Kensington products, but also the penetration and sales in those stores."

Walter Dornstedt, Kensington's retail sales manager for Europe, added: "We are thrilled to win this award. It's great proof that decision makers in retail across Europe are convinced that our products are finding their way to their customers. It is a vote of confidence that Kensington will live up to in the coming years."

RetailVision Europe is the most focused business event in the retail channel. It is the only Pan-European event where new PC and consumer electronics products and channel programs are unveiled, retailer/distributor-vendor relationships are forged, and critical retail merchandising decisions are made.

The Best of RetailVision Europe Awards are contended by many companies in the channel space, including Genius, APC, Sony Europe and Altec Lansing. The Awards are widely acknowledged as one of the leading honours for companies in the consumer technology industry and are voted for by more than 300 key executives from over 100 of Europe's major retailers attending the show.

About Kensington

Kensington is a leading provider of desktop and mobile device accessories, trusted by IT, educators, business and home office professionals around the world for more than 35 years. Kensington products empower people to dynamically interact with content, creating a better working experience for productive performance. In both office and mobile environments, Kensington’s extensive portfolio of award-winning products provides trusted security, desktop productivity innovations, and ergonomic well-being. Our core competencies in engineering, industrial design, product quality and responsive customer support make Kensington The Professionals’ Choice.

Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Kensington operates as the technology division of ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO), one of the world’s largest designers, marketers and manufacturers of branded business, academic and consumer products, sold in more than 100 countries across the globe.

Kensington is the inventor and worldwide leader in laptop security locks, the acknowledged leader of Trackball innovation and offers a broad range of premium-branded desktop productivity solutions.

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