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  • RS Components signs up with Glenair as digital distribution partner

    Gains fast access to new Mil-Spec interconnect products

    London, UK, 3 July 2018 - RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), a global multi-channel distributor, has signed an official contract to become a digital partner of leading high-reliability interconnect manufacturer Glenair in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

    Glenair specialises in military qualified, industrial and commercial products for use in harsh environments. It makes a broad range of connectors, backshells, cable assemblies and accessories at its headquarters in Glendale, California, and at facilities in the UK and Italy, using the ISO 9001 process quality management system.

    RS has been trading with Glenair for many years and currently stocks over 500 Glenair products, notably Micro-D and circular connectors aimed at the defence and industrial markets.

    Eric Smith, Vice President of Interconnect and Emech at RS, commented: “At RS, we work closely with key manufacturers like Glenair to deliver the products engineers and contract manufacturers need, when and where they need them. This new contract strengthens the relationship between our two brands and allows RS to introduce the latest Glenair products promptly. We have new product announcements planned within the current financial year.”

    Tony Birks, Managing Director of Glenair UK, said: “This new contract deepens our commitment to the outstanding digital distribution service offered by RS. Both new and existing Glenair customers will benefit from our even closer working relationship.”


    About RS Components
    RS Components and Allied Electronics & Automation 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.

    For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-online.com.