RS Components Inks Asia Pacific Distributor Agreement with Molex Incorporated for Interconnect Products

New agreement expands current global partnership between both companies; RS now offers its customers a wide range of Molex connectors and interconnect components

Taiwan, 08 April 2010 :

RS Components, the leading distributor of electronic, electro-mechanical and industrial products, today announced that it has signed its first Asia Pacific distributor agreement with Molex Incorporated, a leading supplier of connectors and interconnect components. The new agreement marks a significant milestone in the existing global partnership between Molex and RS, in terms of offering increased support for the growing demand in the region.

Through this extended partnership, RS customers in Asia Pacific will have access to an extensive range of reliable Molex products including electronic, electrical and fiber optic interconnects, switches and application tooling. Molex interconnect products serve customers in a variety of industries, including the telecom, datacom, computer/peripherals, automotive, premise wiring, industrial, consumer, medical and military markets.

Commenting on the RS appointment, Loh Keng Wai, distribution corporate account manager for Molex Incorporated, said: "Molex is pleased to be furthering our partnership with RS, and increasing the choice of Molex parts available to customers. With our focus on the interconnect industry and innovative technology, Molex provides solutions that meet the needs of electronics engineers around the globe. RS is well-placed to provide customers with high-quality global service and support that matches the quality of our product offerings."

Go Nakano, Head of Product Marketing for RS Asia Pacific, RS Components, noted: "As the electronics industry recovers at a healthy clip, convenience and high-speed delivery of components are more critical than ever to customers. In further strenghtening our partnership with Molex, a renowned supplier, RS Components is able to offer a wider choice and advanced technological products quickly and conveniently to our customers, helping them meet all the requirements of managing their product lifecycles."

Effective immediately, RS customers will have access to a wide range of Molex products at, complete with detailed information for easy and accurate product selection.

About RS Components

A part of Electrocomponents plc, RS Components (RS) is one of the largest global catalogue and web-based distributors of electronic, electro-mechanical and industrial products.

Operating under the trading brands of RS Components, Radiospares, Radionics and Allied Electronics in the U.S., the Group serves nearly 1.6 million customers in over 80 countries worldwide. Through operations in 27 countries and 16 warehouses, RS distributes 450,000 products from over 2,500 suppliers.

The Group has an annual turnover of over £925 million and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

For more information, please visit our market leading website at .

About Molex Incorporated

Molex Incorporated is a 71-year-old global manufacturer of electronic, electrical and fiber optic interconnection systems. Based in Lisle, Illinois, USA, the company operates 41 manufacturing locations in 17 countries.
The Molex website is .

Molex is a registered trademark of Molex Incorporated.