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RS increases Amphenol range to over 9,000 electromechanical connectors

Expanded range of connectors for industry specific applications includes the Electroless Nickel 62 and Helios connectors for renewable energy applications

Taiwan, 14 March 2011 :

RS Components (RS), the world’s largest high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, today announced an expansion of its Amphenol connector portfolio. This introduction of new devices increased the current Amphenol range available from RS to over 9,000 products stocked for next-day-delivery.

The enhanced connector portfolio includes medical, military, renewable energy, industrial, data and audio technologies creating one of the broadest ranges of Amphenol products held in-stock for electronic design engineers. The range expansion includes 127 new D-Sub connectors, Alden Pulse-Lok connectors designed for the medical industry, Helios connectors suitable for renewable energy applications and is complemented by a range of connectors developed for harsh environments and industrial purposes.

The full Amphenol range is available in both small volume RS standard package and industry-standard packaging formats, ready for production use. All products are supplied in flexible quantities allowing customers to order the exact quantity they need and avoid unnecessary stock-holding costs. Customers can also achieve larger discounts when ordering higher quantities.

Commenting on the launch, Amphenol European Distributor Managers, Serge Veld of InfoCom Operations and Tim Griffin of Mil-Aero & Industrial Operations stated “As a global organisation RS is able to meet the needs of all varieties of customer making them an ideal distribution partner for Amphenol. Together RS and Amphenol offer an unbeatable quality of service backed by superb technical support and we are excited by the commitment made by RS to increase the range of Amphenol components available to its customers.”

CM Lim, Head of Electronics, Asia Pacific for RS Components continued, “Amphenol is one of the leading connector brands that electronics design engineers and buyers look to when developing their latest applications. We are delighted to be increasing our Amphenol portfolio to provide our customers with a comprehensive range, available immediately as they are all in stock”

The Amphenol range from RS is available online at, where customers can link directly into the product range, supporting technical information and select and order.

About Amphenol Ltd

Amphenol is one of the largest manufacturers of interconnect products in the world. The Company designs, manufactures and markets electrical, electronic and fiber optic connectors, and interconnect systems.

Amphenol Ltd, based in Whitstable, Kent in the United Kingdom employs around 300 people and hosts full end to end manufacturing of circular connectors and total interconnect solutions for multiple applications across Aerospace, Military and Industrial markets around the world.
Amphenol Ltd and sister divisions are also able to supply RoHS compliant plating finishes meeting the industry requirements to restrict the use of dangerous substances. Accredited to AS9100, the Whitstable manufacturing site prides itself in delivering the highest quality products and services to both local and global customers via its dedicated team based in the UK and the network of sites and operations around the world that form the Amphenol Corporation.

About 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 around 40,000 orders on the same day they are received.

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc. The Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year to 31 March 2010 had revenues of £972.6 million. For more information, please visit the website at