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RS Components scoops new distributor award from Molex

Newly introduced Molex ‘Global Catalogue Distribution Award’ presented to RS Components for outstanding performance

Taiwan, 16 November 2011 :

RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has received the ‘2011 Global Catalogue Distribution Award’ from Molex, a leading global supplier of interconnect products. RS Components is the first company to be honoured with the award, which Molex introduced this year, in recognition of its outstanding sales performance, technical design support and service excellence.

Commenting on the award, Fred Bell, Vice President of Global Distribution at Molex, said, “The first-rate performance achieved by RS Components exemplifies the highest service standards we strive to achieve through our global distribution network. Through its exceptional multi-channel service, RS Components offers excellent flexibility that enables engineers to find, design-in and buy our products, enabling the growth of our business. This award is very well-deserved and we look forward to continuing this strong partnership into the future.”

Chris Page, General Manager Electronics at Electrocomponents, added, “Molex has a reputation for innovation and reliability, with its extensive portfolio of interconnect products for a diversity of applications, and we are delighted to have clinched this award in its inaugural year. These successful results are due in large part to the close relationships our sales, marketing and technical teams have developed with Molex’s product experts. It is extremely rewarding to have this achievement acknowledged in this way.”

Over 4,500 Molex interconnect products are now available to buy direct-from-stock at RS Components, complete with free, downloadable 3D CAD model formats. More information can be found at

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. Through operations in 32 countries and 17 warehouses, the Group serves 1.6 million customers worldwide and 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. The Group ships more than 46,000 parcels on the same day the orders are received.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year to 31 March 2011 had revenues of £1.18bn.

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