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RS Components and Allied Electronics Sign Global Distribution Agreement with HellermannTyton for Cable Management Products

Strengthening of relationship implements expansion of existing agreement to include markets in the Asia-Pacific region

Taiwan, 20 May 2015:

RS Components (RS) and Allied Electronics (Allied), the trading brands of Electrocomponents  (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, today announced they have signed a global distribution agreement with HellermannTyton, a leading manufacturer of cable management products for fastening, fixing, identifying and protecting cables and their connecting components.

The agreement represents a consolidation of the strategic relationship between the companies and extends the scope of the existing agreement in the EMEA and US regions to include the Asia-Pacific markets.

The HellermannTyton cable accessories portfolio available from RS and Allied is wide ranging and includes cable ties, heatshrink tubing, industrial identification and labels, cable protection systems, wire connectors and electrical tapes. Applicable for many electronics sectors, the range can be used across a broad spectrum of test and measurement applications.

"RS and Allied are key distribution partners for us in Europe and the US, and this new global agreement enables us to extend and deepen our collaborative efforts to meet rising customer demands for cable management products and grow our respective revenues worldwide," said Marc Ortmann, Market Manager Distribution at HellermannTyton.

"HellermannTyton is a strategic supplier for cable accessories, which is a major technology and product area demanded by our customer base," said Valerie Ramon, Global Head of Electrical, Test & Measurement products at RS Components. "Extending our cooperation with HellermannTyton to a global level will enable even stronger growth for our companies in the months and years ahead."

About HellermannTyton

HellermannTyton is the leading global manufacturer and supplier of cable management solutions for fastening, identifying, insulating, protecting, organising and routing cables and their connecting components. The HellermannTyton Group operates world class production facilities in 12 primary locations across ten countries offering more than 20,000 products in over 70,000 variations. The global network also comprises 35 sales offices and warehouses.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer around 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include semiconductors, interconnect, passives and electromechanical, automation and control, electrical, test and measurement, tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2014 had revenues of £1.27bn.

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