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    CTS products now available from RS include frequency control devices, electromechanical switches, speciality resistors and thermal products

    LONDON, UK, 31 January, 2019 –  RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global multi-channel distributor, has signed a franchised distribution agreement with CTS Corporation to support its Electronic Components Group in Europe. Customers across the region will consequently gain faster access through RS to a broad range of electronic devices designed and manufactured by CTS, targeted for use in the transportation, industrial, medical and communications sectors.

    The CTS components now in stock at RS include frequency control products such as crystals, oscillators and timing modules; electromechanical devices such as DIP, rotary selector and tactile switches, as well as control components including encoders and variable resistors; speciality resistors such as current sense resistors and resistor networks; and a range of thermal management products including heatsinks and thermal interface materials.

    “This agreement with CTS brings a new direct supplier partnership for RS and represents the addition to our portfolio of another leading electronic component vendor with global manufacturing capability,” said Eric Smith, Vice President Industrial Interconnect & Test at RS. “RS has committed to holding an extensive inventory of components from CTS, giving major OEMs and other customers in Europe the benefit of CTS products with RS service.”

    “RS is a major player in Europe, especially in industrial markets, and a highly valuable addition to our distribution network,” said Tom Kean, Global Sales Director at CTS. “Additionally, our two companies have many shared values in common including delivering exceptional customer service.”

    Photo (left to right):
    Jaime Plank, Senior Category Manager, RS Components; Eric Smith, Vice President Industrial Interconnect & Test, RS Components; Tom Kean, Global Sales Director, CTS; MingChin Yen, General Manager, CTS.


    About RS Components
    RS Components, Allied Electronics & Automation and IESA Ltd are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, a global multi-channel distributor. We offer more than 500,000 industrial and electronics products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a wide range of value-added services to over one million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we ship more than 50,000 parcels a day.

    Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2018 had revenues of £1.71bn.