RS Components and Allied Electronics recognised for global distribution excellence by Phoenix Contact

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Distribution Excellence Awards won in EMEA, Asia Pacific and the US

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A clean sweep of the awards worldwide is a great recognition of the hard work of our people across the business.

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 recognised for distribution excellence worldwide by Phoenix Contact, a leading manufacturer of electric connection and industrial automation technology. RS has been presented the Distribution Excellence Awards for both the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific regions, and Allied has won the award in the US.

Phoenix Contact presents the Distribution Excellence Awards every two years for excellence in sales growth. RS has won the award in EMEA for the second time in a row, this time for its outstanding partnership and turnover development in 2011. RS has also won the award in Asia Pacific, the first time it has been presented in the region, for its impressive growth and success since its partnership with Phoenix Contact began in 2010. This is also the second consecutive time that Allied has received the award in the US for its outstanding growth and marketing.

Frank Stührenberg, Executive Vice President, Phoenix Contact, said: “It is with great pleasure that I have the privilege of awarding RS and Allied for the second consecutive time for their outstanding performance. These awards reflect the excellent cooperation and long-term commitment that both organisations share at all levels and globally.”

“We are proud to be the first company to win the Distribution Excellence Awards in the US and EMEA twice and to be the first distributor to win the Asia Pacific award,” said Klaus Göldenbot, Global Sales Director at Electrocomponents. “A clean sweep of the awards worldwide is a great recognition of the hard work of our people across the business. Their efforts helped to grow Phoenix Contact sales substantially in the last financial year.”

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Photo caption, left to right:
Chris Page, Global Offer Director, Electrocomponents
Frank Stührenberg, Executive Vice President, Phoenix Contact
Ian Mason, Group Chief Executive, Electrocomponents
Tobias Klus, Department Head of Corporate Channel Partner Management, Phoenix Contact
Klaus Göldenbot, Global Sales Director, Electrocomponents

About Phoenix Contact
Phoenix Contact is a worldwide manufacturer of components, systems and solutions in the area of electrical engineering, electronics and automation. Today, the family-owned company employs 12,300 people worldwide. In 2011, the company achieved a total revenue of 1.52 billion euros. The corporate headquarters is located in Blomberg (North Rhine-Westphalia) and Bad Pyrmont (Lower Saxony). Eight companies form part of the Phoenix Contact Group Germany. Seven production plants are located abroad. The international company group furthermore comprises approximately 50 own sales subsidiaries. The global presence is strengthened by 30 representations in Europe and overseas. Throughout Germany, Phoenix Contact is represented by a sales network of about 80 engineers.

http://www.phoenixcontact.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.

Further information is available via these links:

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

Electrocomponents plc
http://www.electrocomponents.com

RS Components
http://www.rs-components.com

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