This agreement will help us to better meet the needs of engineers in the electronics and automation and control markets.
Oxford, UK (PRWEB UK) 24 September 2012
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 formalised their global agreement with Honeywell Sensing and Control (Honeywell S&C) for the first time. RS has signed a new agreement covering the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific regions, adding to Allied’s contract for North America. The worldwide agreement gives RS and Allied customers greater access to Honeywell’s broad portfolio of electromechanical and electronic sensing products.
RS has worked successfully with Honeywell S&C for more than 20 years. Honeywell S&C chose to formalise the agreement because of RS and Allied’s ability to reach customers globally and bring new products to market quickly, in addition to their high service level and advanced eCommerce capabilities. The agreement increases the collaboration between the companies, enabling them to drive efficiencies and deliver cost savings, and improve the availability of all of Honeywell S&C’s products.
Phil Dock, Global Head of Product & Supplier Management, Electrocomponents, commented: “This agreement secures our joint commitment with Honeywell to develop our partnership and increase our global sales. It reaffirms our global distribution capability, our capacity to cover all product categories, and our eCommerce capabilities. More significantly, it will help us to better meet the needs of engineers in the electronics and automation and control markets.”
Lionel Caillat, Vice President & General Manager EMEA, Honeywell S&C, commented: “RS is known for supporting the maintenance and electronics markets and the introduction of new products. The high service model gives our customers access to our product portfolio and seeds the market with Honeywell’s innovative new products. We are delighted to secure this global agreement which builds upon our long term UK and European territory partnerships and our pre-existing North American agreement.”
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Lionel Caillat, Vice President & General Manager EMEA, Honeywell S&C
Phil Dock, Global Head of Product & Supplier Management, Electrocomponents
About Honeywell Sensing and Control
With more than 50,000 products ranging from snap action, limit, toggle and pressure switches to position, speed and airflow sensors, Honeywell S&C has a product to meet any industry’s requirements, any company’s needs.
As a strategic business unit of Honeywell’s Automation and Control Solutions group, Honeywell S&C is the one-stop, full-service, globally-competitive sensors and switches answer.
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.