RS Components Wins at the 2010 ESM China
Reader Satisfaction Awards

The company has created a brand new purchase experience with an extensive range of product lines, innovative technical support and reliable delivery.

Taiwan, 30 August 2010 :

RS Components, the leading distributor of electronic, electro-mechanical and industrial products, has become one of the five most preferred catalogue distributors at the recent 2010 ESM China Reader Satisfaction Awards. As a world-leading high-end service distributor, RS is committed to providing its customers with quality service, innovative tools and a wide range of products supported by a multi-channel purchase model. The award is a strong validation of RS’s achievements as a distributor as well as recognition by the industry and especially by the customers of the unremitting efforts RS has made over the years.

Richard Huxley, Regional General Manager, RS Asia Pacific commented, “We’re delighted that our efforts have won the recognition of the industry and the trust of our customers. As we continue to develop new services and design tools, this Award serves as an inspiration for us to better serve the engineering community. Aside from offering a wider range of products and an easier purchase platform, we believe that the value-added services that we offer our customers will continue to differentiate their purchasing experience with us.”

Introduced ten years ago, the ESM China Reader Satisfaction Awards- have been widely accepted as the most prestigious rankings of electronic components distributors in China. After several rounds of reader selection and deliberations of expert panels, RS successfully won the award for its outstanding performance in product diversification, delivery management, online business and quality service as well as its strategic focus on both catalogue distribution and eCommerce.

Relying on strong performance, RS is in a unique position to offer the engineering community the widest range of electronic components for technology research and product design. By adding over 5,000 new products to its current product range, RS now offers more than 400,000 products for electronic, electro-mechanical and industrial design. In order to facilitate better services, RS continues to working closely with its customers in developing new purchase and design tools, providing them with the best technical support and service in their purchase and design processes. Years of steady efforts and continuous improvement have successfully made RS a market leader in electronic distribution.

About 2010 ESM China Reader Satisfaction Awards

As the most prestigious ranking of electronic components distributors in China, ESM China has been tracking, analyzing and reporting on market trends for the past decade. Over the years, its ranking methodology has been continuously improved with increasing accuracy, fairness and sophistication. Participating in this year’s event are customers and engineers from OEM/ODM and EMS suppliers as well as a variety of industries, such as consumer electronics, home appliances, communication systems and equipment, computer and peripherals, control/safety/testing and medical equipment, automobile/aviation electronics and military-industrial products. With ever-improving ranking methods, the Awards have gradually become the most well-known, authoritative and influential ranking of the electronic components distribution market in China.

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 500,000 products from over 2,500 suppliers.

The Group has an annual turnover of over £972 million and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

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