RS Components and Allied Electronics honoured for distribution excellence by Crydom

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Crydom Awards received for outstanding achievements in sales and new product introductions.

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This acclaim acknowledges the commitment and focus of our people to meet customer needs with an ever-improving offer and service.

RS Components (RS) and Allied Electronics (Allied), the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, have been honoured with two awards for distribution excellence by Crydom, a brand of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST) and the global expert in solid state switching technology. RS was presented with the 2011 Outstanding Sales Achievement Award for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region and Allied was named 2011 New Product Introduction Champion Distributor for North America.

The Outstanding Sales Achievement Award was presented to RS for its proven ability to service a growing number of customers in the EMEA region utilising a multichannel sales strategy across Crydom's extensive product offer. Allied was awarded the New Product Introduction Champion Distributor for its successful lead on new product introductions (NPIs) into the marketplace, which are paramount for Crydom’s sustained growth.

Albert Vazquez, Global Director of Sales, Crydom, commented: “It is with great pleasure that we recognise both RS Components and Allied Electronics as 2011 winners of the Crydom Awards. Through a highly developed online presence, focused marketing, excellent logistics and a clear commitment to service, RS continues to be a very strong channel partner to Crydom in EMEA, whilst Allied’s speed to market, cohesive marketing programs, inventory and branch support to each and every one of our NPIs is evidence of a strong and successful partnership. We are grateful for what have been very successful collaborations in 2011, and have great expectations for 2012 and beyond.”

“We are delighted that both RS and Allied have been commended with these awards,” said Kevin Thompson, General Manager Maintenance at Electrocomponents. “This acclaim acknowledges the commitment and focus of our people to meet customer needs with an ever-improving offer and service. By continuing to work closely with Crydom we will successfully seed new products within the engineering community across the markets.”

Photo caption, left to right:
Stefano Andreone, Southern European Manager, Crydom
Bruce McEachran, Business Development Manager EMEA / Sales Manager UK & Ireland, Crydom
Kevin Thompson, General Manager Maintenance, Electrocomponents
Sharon Milne, Global Account Manager, Electrocomponents
Albert Vazquez, Global Sales Director/ EMEA Managing Director, Crydom
Doug Sherman, Northern European Sales Manager, Crydom
Jonathan Metcalfe, Head of Global Strategic Suppliers, Electrocomponents

About Crydom
Crydom, Inc., a brand of Custom Sensors & Technologies, is an expert in Solid State Relay and Controls Technology. Crydom manufactures and commercializes two of the most preferred brands of Solid State Relays around the world; Crydom and Crouzet. Crydom offers a wide variety of off-the-shelf Solid State Relays and Contactors, I/O Modules & mounting boards, Controls and Power Modules, and specializes in custom designed solid state switching solutions for any application. At Crydom, technology and innovation combine to exceed our Customer's most demanding performance requirements.

http://www.crydom.com

About Custom Sensors & Technologies
Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST) is a specialist in sensing, control and motion products.

Through its brands, BEI Kimco, BEI Sensors, BEI PSSC, Crouzet, Crydom, Kavlico, Newall and Systron Donner Inertial, CST offers customizable, reliable and efficient components for mission-critical systems in Aerospace & Defense, Transportation, Energy & Infrastructures, Commercial & Industrial OEMs, Medical, Food and Beverage and Building Equipment markets.

Focused on premium value offers and committed to excellence, CST, with 4,700 employees worldwide and sales of $660M US in 2011, is the dependable and adaptable partner for the most demanding customers.

http://www.cstsensors.com

About RS Components and Allied Electronics
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 more than 46,000 parcels on the same day the orders are received. 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.

For more information, please visit the websites at http://www.rs-components.com and http://www.alliedelec.com.

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Lynn Webster-Scott
Head of Group PR
Electrocomponents plc
Phone: +44 (0)1865 207515
Email: lynn.webster-scott (at) electrocomponents (dot) com

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RS Components on Linkedin
http://www.linkedin.com/company/rs-components

Electrocomponents plc
http://www.electrocomponents.com

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http://www.rs-components.com

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