RS Named 'Global Catalogue Distributor of the Year' by HARTING Technology Group

RS Picks Up Supplier Award

香港, 20 November 2006 :

RS Components (RS), the largest global catalogue distributor of electronic, electromechanical and industrial products in Asia, has been awarded the 'Global Catalogue Distributor of the Year' Award from HARTING Technology Group for the third consecutive year.

This award recognises RS' achievements in sales results for Harting connectors and its focused approach to making the products accessible to customers worldwide through the RS Catalogue and RS Online.

RS has also recently been conferred by the European Electronics Industry the Elektra 2006 Environmental Award for setting high industry standards.

Collecting the award, presented at The Electronica Show in Munich, Kevin Thompson, RS Product Management, General Manager, stated: "RS is very proud to have won this award from Harting. This recognises our commitment to both our customers in meeting their needs and to our supplier relationships."

"This is indeed encouraging for us to continue working closely with our suppliers to offer our customers with the brands they trust, together with the RS quality service they have come to trust," said Richard Huxley, General Manager of RS Asia-Pacific.

About RS Components

A part of Electrocomponents plc, RS Components (RS) is one of the largest global catalogue and web-based distributors of electronic, electro-mechanical and industrial products.

Operating under the trading brands of RS Components, Radiospares, Radionics and Allied Electronics in the U.S., the Group serves nearly 1.6 million customers in over 80 countries worldwide. Through operations in 27 countries and 16 warehouses, RS distributes 450,000 products from over 2,500 suppliers.

The Group has an annual turnover of over £925 million and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

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