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      RS Components global distribution agreement with connectivity expert Weidmuller combines strength of two industrial market leaders

      Global presence of RS brings trusted solutions for power, signals and data to worldwide customer base of equipment builders, installers and maintainers

      OXFORD, UK, 22 January 2015:

      RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has further strengthened its portfolio of high-quality automation products with the announcement of a new global trading agreement with industrial connectivity specialist Weidmuller.

      The Weidmuller range now available from RS satisfies interconnection needs across numerous industries such as manufacturing, process control, energy, transportation and more for connecting power, signals and data. Products include DIN-mount relays, signal-conditioning amplifiers, surge protectors, remote I/O modules and power connectors, as well as switches, converters, connectors and cable assemblies for industrial Ethernet. The range also includes sensor and actuator interfaces, modular terminal blocks, heavy-duty connectors, and device-level technologies such as PCB terminals, through-panel terminals and housings.

      “Our new agreement with RS Components advances the vision of Weidmuller to grow globally,” said Jaime Jose Obiols, Vice President Global Distribution Manager, Weidmuller. “Our long-term plan to build up this partnership and grow the depth of products within RS will enable us to extend our reach into new markets.”

      weidmuller agreement with rs

      Phil Dock, Global Head of Product and Supplier Management at RS, said, “Establishing this agreement with a market leader such as Weidmuller strengthens our offering for customers, and will enable us to consolidate our leadership in the industrial market at a global level.”

      Main picture: (left to right): Jaime Obiols, Weidmuller; Phil Dock, RS Components;

      Inset picture: (left to right): Craig Ollerenshaw, Weidmuller; Jaime Obiols, Weidmuller; Phil Dock, RS Components; Mark Shelford, RS Components

      About RS Components

      RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer around 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include semiconductors, interconnect, passives and electromechanical, automation and control, electrical, test and measurement, tools and consumables.

      Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2014 had revenues of £1.27bn.

      For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-online.com

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      Lisa Townsend
      EMEA PR Manager
      RS Components
      +44 (0)1536 209026

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      RS Components
      +44 (0)1865 207546

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