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FORT WORTH, TX, TEXAS, July 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), announced today that Minnesota-based EasyBraid Co., a provider and manufacturer of supplies and equipment used in the PCB assembly industry, has joined their growing portfolio of more than 300 world-class suppliers.

"The 400+ products that EasyBraid brings add an important level of depth to our supplier portfolio," said Marie Dawson, Allied Product Director for Electrical, Test & Measurement, Power, and Support. "EasyBraid's innovative technology, offered at aggressive price points, rounds out our value offering in this space and gives us a unique opportunity to provide more solutions to our customers.

John Webber, EasyBraid National Sales Manager, said, "We're excited to partner with Allied to bring our products to a wide audience across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and beyond. Allied's reputation for integrity and customer focus is a perfect fit with Easy Braid's commitment to excellence with a global perspective and an eye to the future."

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 EasyBraid

In addition to being a leading manufacturer of soldering and desoldering devices, EasyBraid Co. serves as a North American channel for major worldwide technology companies such as SEC X-Ray, PBT Cleaning Systems, Purex Fume Extraction Systems, and ALeader AOI. For more information please call 800-8405394 or visit EasyBraid's website

CONTACT: Elisa Weber 817.595.8613

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