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RS Components receives exceptional performance award from Phoenix Contact

Award recognises RS’ performance in 2017 for connectivity device sales and support for new product introductions

London, UK, 14 February 2018:

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has garnered an award for exceptional performance from Phoenix Contact, a leading maker of industrial connectivity, automation technologies, electronic interface systems and surge-protection devices.

RS was named as Phoenix Contact’s UK distribution partner of the year for 2017 based on its performance in the area of connectivity devices, fulfilling extensive marketing activities around new product introductions, leading to outstanding sales growth.

RS offers one of the market’s widest portfolios of components and systems for industrial electronics applications and is rapidly expanding its range of connectivity products, including a host of innovative new Phoenix Contact products that will be available via RS online during 2018.

“The award recognises the level of commitment and dedication shown by RS,” said Colin Green, UK General Manager at Phoenix Contact. “RS has continued its efforts to actively promote and stock all of our latest device connections products in line with their market launch.”

“As a leader in the interconnect market and a strategic partner, RS is thrilled to be Phoenix Contact’s UK device connections distributor of the year,” said Eric Smith, Vice President for Interconnect and Electromechanical at RS. “This award is a clear recognition of the two companies’ ongoing commitment to bring the best connectivity technologies to the engineers and designers of innovative products.”

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Ryan Plummer, RS Senior Category Manager – Electronic Connectors (left) and Sarah McKimm, RS Category Commercial Manager – Electronic Connectors (right) receive the award from Gary Nelson, Phoenix Contact Senior Product Manager –Device Connections (centre).


About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics & Automation are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. We offer more than 500,000 industrial and electronic products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a wide range of value-added services to over one million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we trade through multiple channels and ship around 50,000 parcels a day.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2017 had revenues of £1.51bn.

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