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RS Components and Allied Electronics Named Global Distributor of the Year by Crydom

香港, 18 April 2011 :

RS Components (RS) and Allied Electronics (Allied), the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world’s largest high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has been named Global Distributor of the Year by Crydom, a manufacturer of solid state relays and controls.

RS and Allied were chosen for the award due to their global topline sales at POS (point of sale) and POP (point of purchase). This prestigious award illustrates outstanding support in several key areas, including: best-in-class relationships/collaboration in Europe, Asia and North America; new product introduction; marketing and web site excellence; customer account expansion; local market engagement; and inventory positioning.

Commenting on the RS Europe success, Jean-Marc Theolier, General Manager at Crydom, states “It makes me extremely proud that Crydom and RS have forged such a strong distribution partnership across the region. I am pleased to be able to recognise the highly effective sales and marketing cooperation between RS and Crydom that has been second to none in 2010. Together we can reach higher levels while acknowledging the evolution of the market from regional to global. We have the greatest expectations in the coming years for our respective organisations.”

“Being named Global Distributor of the Year by a leading company like Crydom is very important to us because it rewards our strong commitment to working closely with key suppliers worldwide," commented Richard Huxley, Regional General Manager, Asia-Pacific, RS Components. “RS Components is the number 1 high service electronics distributor in Asia Pacific and we have been able to do so because of our strong relationships with valuable partners such as Crydom. Our multi-channel marketing and distribution strategy also assures our suppliers that they can effectively reach out to more than 200,000 RS Components customers across Asia-Pacific.

Every year Crydom recognises its distributors and representatives for their performance. Usually these awards are given independently by region, however for 2010 the winner in overall global figures were RS and Allied making the award global. The award was presented to the RS Europe team at Crydom’s distributor conference (tbc) in Barcelona. 

About Crydom

Crydom, a brand of Custom Sensors & Technologies, is an expert in solid state relay and controls technology. The company 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 and mounting boards, and controls and power modules. Crydom specializes in custom designed solid state switching solutions for any application.


RS Components is the world’s largest distributor of electronics and maintenance products serving 1.5 million customers worldwide. Through operations in 27 countries and 17 warehouses, the Group distributes 500,000 products ranging from semiconductors and optoelectronics to power tools and protective clothing. The product and service portfolio supports the entire product lifecycle from R&D through pre-production to maintenance and repair, shipping around 40,000 orders on the same day they are received.

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc. The Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year to 31 March 2010 had revenues of £972.6 million. For more information, please visit the website at

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