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RS Components Partners with Philips Lumileds in Global Distribution Deal

Agreement delivers fast access to leading-edge LED products for luminaire designers worldwide

Taiwan, 30 April 2013 :

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has entered into a global distribution agreement with Philips Lumileds, a leading provider of LED technologies.

This partnership with RS Components is part of a recent initiative by Philips Lumileds to restructure its distribution channels, steered by the LED vendor's strategic objective to grow its customer base globally through expansion into new markets. 

In its 17 distribution centres located around the world RS Components has the capacity to stock the full breadth of the Philips Lumileds range, and is thus equipped to provide luminaire designers with immediate access to a comprehensive portfolio of application-specific LED solutions.  Products can be sourced and purchased quickly online via the RS Components website and despatched on the same day.  

"This agreement with RS Components means that we are able to serve the needs of our growing customer base and continue our widespread expansion into new target markets," said Pierre-Yves Lesaicherre, CEO Philips Lumileds. "With its worldwide presence and excellent online ordering and design support capabilities, RS Components is a valuable asset to our global network of distribution partners." 

"Our strategy at RS Components is focused heavily on reducing design times for engineers by supporting them with free online design resources, and by providing fast, easy access to a vast selection of products direct from stock," said Jonathan Boxall, Global Head of Semiconductors at RS Components. "We are delighted to be partnering with Philips Lumileds, a move that will provide luminaire designers worldwide with a significant competitive advantage by combining leading-edge LED products with a time- and cost-efficient sourcing and purchasing experience."

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. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 550,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronics, automation and control, test and measurement, electrical and mechanical components.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2012 had revenues of £1.27bn.

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