Allied Electronics Signs Distribution Agreement with Rittal Corporation

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FORT WORTH, TEXAS, Dec. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), recently signed a distribution agreement with Rittal Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of enclosures and climate control products.

Allied will add over 400 Rittal products to their linecard including industrial and IT enclosures, racks and accessories, including climate control and hybrid applications.

"Adding Rittal strengthens Allied's product portfolio with another leading world-class brand," says Frank Cantwell, vice president of product management at Allied. "Rittal will allow us to provide a lower-cost alternative for customers seeking solutions for any industrial infrastructure application."

"As a leading industrial automation and electronics distributor, Allied has the experience and customer relationships to successfully sell and support Rittal across North America, " states Doug Peterson, president of Rittal Corporation. We are excited about this partnership and opportunities to open new doors and deliver high-quality offerings and solutions to a wide range of customers."

About Allied Electronics

Allied Electronics is a small order, high service level distributor of industrial automation and electronic components with over 50 sales offices across the United States and one in Canada. With more than three million products online and 115,000 products featured in the Allied Catalog, engineers and purchasers often look to Allied for a broad range of product solutions from over 300 world-class suppliers. Allied Electronics and RS Components are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products headquartered in Oxford, England.

About Rittal Corporation

The Rittal Corporation, Urbana, Ohio, is the U.S. subsidiary of Rittal GmbH & Co. KG and manufactures the world's leading industrial and IT enclosures, racks and accessories, including climate control and power management systems for industrial, data center, outdoor and hybrid applications. Rittal's off-the-shelf standard, modified standard and custom-engineered products are recognized throughout the world as innovative, high quality solutions for practically any industrial or IT infrastructure application — from single enclosures to comprehensive, mission critical systems. www/

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