GREENVILLE, S.C., Dec. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, recently received a Best Principal Support Award from China South Railway Group, a subsidiary of Zhuzhou CSR Times Electric Co., Ltd., at its third annual supplier meeting held in Zhuzhou City, China. Presented to the company's top suppliers, the Best Principal Support Award honors superior support with regard to products, quality, service, and delivery.

"AVX and the China South Railway Group exhibit a shared dedication to excellence, innovation, efficiency, and customer service, so we are very proud to have been recognized as one of their top ten principal suppliers," said AVX Vice President of Sales, Pete Venuto.

For more information about AVX, please visit www.avx.com, call 864-967-2150, or write to One AVX Boulevard, Fountain Inn, S.C. 29644.

About AVX

AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic passive components and interconnect solutions with 26 manufacturing and customer support facilities in 15 countries around the world. AVX offers a broad range of devices including capacitors, resistors, filters, timing and circuit protection devices and connectors. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:AVX).

About Zhuzhou CSR Times Electric Co., Ltd.

Comprised of five companies, including China South Railway Group and CSR Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Research Institute Co., Zhuzhou CSR Times Electric is primarily engaged in application and engineering research pertaining to electric traction technology and industrial and civilian converter technology. The company designs and manufactures electrical control equipment for electric and diesel locomotives, rapid transit vehicles, passenger cars, and railway maintenance machinery, as well as for the various power electronics devices, sensors, vacuum sewage collectors, general inverters, and intelligent traffic systems employed in various railway, rapid transit, and power systems applications.

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CONTACT: For more information, contact: Callie Baldwin Corporate Communications Director, AVX 864-967-9375 callie.baldwin@avx.comSource:AVX Corporation