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FORT WORTH, TX, TEXAS, June 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), received the Marketing Partner of the Year Award from Schaffner at the 2014 EDS Convention, the premier electronics distribution event of the year, held May 6-8 in Las Vegas, NV.

Schaffner is an international leader in the development and production of solutions that ensure the efficient and reliable operation of electronic systems. Their components are used in electronic motor controls, energy-efficient drive systems, rail technology, machine tools and robotics, and more.

"Allied Electronics has been a great partner for over 10 years," said Ken Bellero, President of the Schaffner USA subsidiary. "Their ability to grow our business year after year through a planed marketing initiative has given Schaffner a great deal of visibility in North America and this award validates those efforts."

"We look upon our relationships with our suppliers as true partnerships," said Allied Vice President of Product Management Frank Cantwell, "and I'm gratified that this important award recognizes and acknowledges that strong bond between Allied and Schaffner."

About Allied Electronics

Allied Electronics is a small order, high service level distributor of industrial automation products, electronic components and electromechanical products with 48 sales offices serving the United States, Mexico, and Canada. With more than three million parts online and more than 110,000 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 trading brands of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products headquartered in Oxford, England.

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About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers, headquartered in Oxford, England. With operations in 32 countries, we offer around 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include semiconductors, interconnect, passives and electromechanical, automation and control, electrical, test and measurement, tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2014 had revenues of £1.27bn.

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