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ALLIED ELECTRONICS TURNS AMPHENOL AUDIO UP TO 11

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), announced today that it is now an authorized distributor for Amphenol Audio, adding their world-renowned line of audio connectors to Allied's extensive product portfolio.

"Amphenol is an important and strategic supplier for us, and we are excited to expand our offering of their products.," said Product Director Eric Smith. "Amphenol Audio is an innovative force in the audio interconnect market, and with them, Allied has an expanded range of products for installers, OEMs, hobbyists, and MROs"

"Amphenol Audio is delighted to be partnering with Allied Electronics for the distribution of our innovative, high quality audio connector product line," said Bill Sopchak, Regional Sales Manager for Amphenol Audio USA. "This partnership represents a key spoke in our new and broadened Unified Communications/Systems Integration/Rental/End User market distribution strategy; while also bolstering our more traditional OEM focused distribution strategy. Allied brings strengths that will help us and our customers in both market segments, to get our "best in class" products into the hands of everyone who needs them in the Pro Audio/Pro Lighting space, whether on the equipment manufacturing or the end user side of the business. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Allied Electronics!"

"The audio market is a growing segment for Allied, and we believe the addition of Amphenol Audio will significantly speed that growth," Smith said. "We're very excited to be turning our relationship with Amphenol up to 11."



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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