FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), announced today that they have received their AS9102A certification. AS9120A is a quality management standard specifically designed to enhance and preserve the integrity of the supply chain for stocking distributors who supply products to customers within the aerospace industry.

"Allied is committed to maintaining the highest levels of integrity within the supply chain on behalf of our customers," said Kenneth Bradley, Allied VP of Supply Chain & Operations. "This new standard builds upon, and incorporates the requirements of ISO 9001:2008, a certification that we've held for some time. This, however, sets an even higher bar for supply chain integrity, and is something that customers in the Aviation, Space and Defense industries increasingly seek when determining which suppliers to work with.

Gaining AS9120A certification involved a complete review of Allied's Quality Management System processes and documentation to ensure that all the requirements within the standard were met. After completing the process, Allied was awarded its certificate in August, 2014.

"Allied has always focused on providing our customers with the highest possible quality in terms of both products and services," Bradley said, "and this certification is one more concrete example of that commitment."

About Allied Electronics
Allied Electronics is a high service level, authorized distributor of industrial automation products, electronic components, and electromechanical products with 47 sales offices serving the United States, Mexico, and Canada. With more than three million parts online and more than 120,000 products featured in the Allied Catalog, engineers and purchasers often look to Allied for a broad range of product solutions from more than 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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