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RS Components Recognised As Top Distributor for Third Consecutive Year

RS Components receives Special Achievement Award for Distributors from Electronics Supply & Manufacturing-China (ESM-China)

Taiwan, 16 June 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), has received a “Special Achievement Award” for catalog distributors from Electronics Supply & Manufacturing-China (ESM-China) in conjunction with its 11th Annual Electronic Components Distributor Survey.


This is the third consecutive year that RS has received the award, which further solidifies the company’s lead as the number one high service electronics distributor and distributor of choice in China and the Asia Pacific region. The award is presented to top electronics distributors as voted for by Chinese engineering professionals, including corporate, purchasing and procurement managers from China’s electronics manufacturers. 


Apart from being the trusted and reliable source for some 1.6 million engineers and procurement specialists worldwide, RS continues to be the preferred distributor of suppliers across the globe, with an established footprint in 32 countries and a strong network of distributors in a further 37 countries .  


With China as one of the key growth markets for RS in the region, the company has recently enhanced its product and service offering to customers through the opening of a new warehouse in Shanghai. The warehouse doubled the size of the original to 4,942 sqm and will provide an extensive and fully stocked inventory of over 135,000 product lines. It is strategically located at Shanghai’s only free trade zone, the Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone.


“We are very happy to receive this award again from ESM-China and are honoured to know that our customers have continuously supported us through the years. We understand their demands and will continue to invest in China and the Asia Pacific region to further enhance our already high service levels.In addition to improving our local inventory, we have also introduced state of the art forecasting and web demand software to better track and anticipate customer demands,said Richard Huxley, Regional General Manager, Asia Pacific, at RS Components.

About RS Components

RS Components is the world's largest distributor of electronics and maintenance products serving 1.6 million customers worldwide. Through operations in 32 countries and 17 warehouses, the Group distributes 550,000 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 more than 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 2011 had revenues of ?1.18bn.  For more information, please visit the website at