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    RS gains recognition from leading manufacturer of environmentally-sealed connectors and components for performance in 2016/17

    Oxford, UK, 15 August 2017 - RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has been selected by Bulgin as ‘Distributor of the Year’ for 2016/17 – a result of the increasingly close working relationship that has been developed between the two companies over the past few years.

    Bulgin designs, engineers and manufactures world-class sealed circular connectors and electronics components. The company is also well known for its popular Buccaneer range of circular connectors, which provide reliable, robust connections for power, signal and data in harsh environments.

    Delivering strong support for new Bulgin product launches over the past four years, RS has grown its global sales team and built up stock to meet growing customer demand, which has resulted in RS gaining a distribution market share of almost 30 per cent in the EMEA region for Bulgin components.

    “This award is recognition of the significant investment on many fronts made by RS to grow sales of Bulgin’s robust and reliable interconnection technologies,” said Eric Smith, Head of Product Management IP&E at RS. “We have been working together to improve communications and stock profiling to ensure that RS has the right connector products available at the right time.”

    Gary Davies, Distribution Sales Manager at Bulgin, said: “RS has worked in close partnership with us, continually growing sales of our products and technologies and creating even greater awareness of the Bulgin brand, as well as showcasing our new product launches worldwide.”

    Photo caption (left to right):
    Fred Knowles, Vice President Product Management, RS; Eric Smith Head of Product Management IP&E, RS; Marcin Szcypka, Global Product Manager, RS; Gary Davies; Bulgin Distribution Manager; Ruth Farquhar, Senior Asset Buyer, 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 around 50,000 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 2017 had revenues of £1.51bn.