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RS Components launches new 2011 product range in print, digital (USB) and online formats

Rejuvenated product lines and new digital catalogue to strengthen RS Asia Pacific business

Taiwan, 19 April 2011 :

RS Components (RS), the world’s largest high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products and the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), announced the launch of its 2011 catalogue in Asia Pacific. In addition to its print version, consisting of 70,000 products, RS offers a fully integrated transactional website, which features an extensive range of 500,000 products from leading global and local manufacturers. The 2011 catalogue is also now available in a brand new digital format on a USB memory stick offering 150,000 products, providing engineers with a more efficient way to review, select and procure. The digital format is also available for free download via the websites.

The 2011 product range is available through the RS multi-channel approach to provide customers with easy access to a vast quantity of ready-stocked inventory. Seamlessly complementing the paper catalogue, customers can also view RS Online – a fully integrated transactional site – featuring 500,000 products, with a continuous product introduction programme.

The 2011 product catalogue is available on a USB memory stick suitable for tech-savvy engineers. Developed in response to customers’ evolving work patterns and increasing mobility, engineers that are constantly on the go now have a convenient alternative to access product information on over 150,000 products. The digital catalogue will help RS customers become more efficient in their review, selection and procurement processes.

All products featured in the catalogues are in stock in Asia Pacific and available for immediate delivery. RS Components is the leading distributor in the Asia Pacific investing and holding stocks of all products in six warehouses across the region for optimum availability.

Commenting on the new launch, Richard Huxley, Regional General Manager, Asia Pacific, RS Components, said “Asia is the key growth region for RS. To meet growing demand, we strive to continuously improve our product and service offering to enhance our customers’ experience with RS. We are consistently exploring new global and local strategic partnerships with premium components manufacturers to ensure that RS is equipped to be the premium high service distributor of choice in the region.”

The 2011 catalogue is available across Asia Pacific in multiple languages from April 2011.


RS Components 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 in excess of 40,000 parcels on the same day the orders 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


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