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    Agreement enables fast and easy access to an extensive range of high-performance circular connectors

    Oxford, UK, 28 June 2016 - RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, today announced it has signed a global distribution agreement with Fischer Connectors, a world leader in high-performance circular connectors and cable assembly solutions. The agreement allows the direct distribution worldwide by RS of Fischer Connectors’ extensive portfolio of products in the Fischer UltiMate™ Series and Fischer Core Series of high-quality rugged push-pull circular connectors.

    Fischer Connectors is a major manufacturer of high quality and high-reliability circular connectors used in a multitude of applications in industrial, instrumentation, measuring and testing devices, medical, broadcast, telecommunication and military equipment. RS already stocks many Fischer Connectors products, but the agreement means a considerable expansion to include more than 600 references.

    The Fischer Core Series offers high-performance push-pull connectivity solutions trusted by technology-driven industries worldwide, such as industrial, instrumentation, medical and military. The product range includes a broad range of standard circular connectors, in various body materials and offers highly customisable contact configurations.

    The Fischer UltiMate Series offers rugged, lightweight, sealed connectivity solutions ideally suited to withstand a variety of severe environmental, industrial and chemical conditions. This range’s circular push-pull connectors feature excellent 360° EMC shielding, high corrosion resistance, extremely robust keying and IP68/69 sealing even unmated.

    "Fischer Connectors is a well respected provider of high-performance and rugged circular connectors," said Eric Smith, Head of IP&E Product Management at RS Components. "These reliable and innovative solutions should find use in a wide range of markets and applications, making this a very valuable extension to our connectivity offering."

    "RS has a reputation for the highest standards of service with excellent eCommerce capabilities and world-class logistics," said Roberto Magnifico, VP Sales & Marketing at Fischer Connectors. "This agreement ensures that customers and prospects can get fast and easy access to our extensive range of off-the-shelf products from anywhere in the world, and it enables us to concentrate on directly supporting customers with higher volume demands."

    Photo caption (left to right):
    Barbara Cresti, International Senior Marketing Manager, Fischer Connectors; Roberto Magnifico, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Fischer Connectors; Marcin Szcypka, Global Product Manager, RS; David Pike, Product Merchandiser, RS; Helen Farrell, Supply Planner, RS.


    About RS Components
    RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

    Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2016 had revenues of £1.29bn.