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RS Components named "Engineers Favourite International Distributor" by EDN China

RS recognised for excellent technical support services by EDN China 2010 Innovation Award

Taiwan, 18 November 2010 :

RS Components, the world’s largest distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has been chosen as the “Engineers Favourite International Distributor” in the annual EDN China Innovation Award.

Richard Huxley, Regional General Manager, Asia Pacific at RS said, “At RS, we value our customers and this award is a testimony that our focus in providing quality services to the engineers is well-received. I am delighted to have EDN China’s readers show their support not just through choosing RS as their first choice electronics components distributor, but also through voting for the brand this year.”

Into its second year, the “Engineers Favourite International Distributor” award acknowledges component product distributors in providing a comprehensive range of quality products, prompt technical support, excellent online services and delivery efficiency in the past year. Winners of this category are selected based on the total number of votes from EDN China’s website users (mainly local engineers) as well as an expert panel of EDN China’s editors and industry experts.

This award exemplifies the RS commitment to the Greater China market throughout the year and will be further demonstrated through more customer-centric initiatives in the pipeline. These initiatives include improved online services and China-exclusive partnerships, which will bring greater convenience and benefits to RS electronic customers in China.

About EDN China

Thumbnail image for EDNChinalogo.jpgAs part of the EDN worldwide network, EDN China is one of the most influential media vehicles for China’s electronics design community. Launched in 1994, EDN China and its online portal, which has dynamic Web 2.0 features, have design technology focused editorial, extensive user generated content and strong international resource support. EDN China has continued to win loyal readership of more innovative-minded engineers and managers across the country. It has a BPA audit circulation of 40,000, in addition to an ever increasing number of registered online users.

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About EDN Innovation Award         

Thumbnail image for Innovation Award 2010-logo.jpgNow in its 22nd year, the EDN Innovation Awards honor the products and people that have shaped the electronics industry over the past year. It has become the most prestigious award in the electronics design engineering category in the North America. In 2005, EDN China introduced the annual Innovation Awards in China, highlighting the outstanding engineering products in the market. A combination of votes from experts and design engineers determines the winners of the year, who will also win an honor in China's electronics design engineering industry.

About RS Components

RS Components (RS) is the world’s largest distributor of electronics and maintenance products serving 1.5 million customers worldwide. Through operations in 27 countries and 17 warehouses, the Group distributes 500,000 products ranging from semiconductors and optoelectronics to power tools and protective clothing. The product and service portfolio supports the entire product lifecycle from R&D through pre-production to maintenance and repair, shipping 40,000 orders on the same day they are received.

In the last financial year the Group had revenues of £972.6 million and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc. For more information, please visit the website at