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FORT WORTH, Texas, July 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), announced today that it has expanded its portfolio by more than 16,000 new products from eight of its leading suppliers – now available through the Allied website – as part of a global initiative.

"Expanding our offering by combining the product portfolios of both Allied and our UK-based sister company, RS Components, into one worldwide line is part of our 'Globalize the Offer' initiative," said Frank Cantwell, Vice President of Product Management for Allied. "When complete, more than 75% of our stock will be visible around the world. We kicked off this initiative in 2013, when we expanded the product line of TE Connectivity, and the response has been fantastic."

The eight suppliers that have been expanded include:

  • Omron
  • Molex
  • Osram Opto Semiconductors
  • ON Semiconductor
  • Phoenix Contact
  • Honeywell
  • Panasonic
  • ebm-papst

"We plan to announce additional expanded lines every six to eight weeks," Cantwell said, "so this is only the beginning. Once everything is in place, our customers will have access to more of the parts and products they need than ever before. It's an exciting initiative, and one that will certainly increase our presence as the Global Distributor of Choice."

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 global distributor for engineers 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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