FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), announced today that it has expanded its portfolio by nearly 35,000 new products from a number of important suppliers – now available through the Allied website – as part of a global initiative.

"As part of our extensive 'Globalize the Offer' initiative, we're expanding our offering by making the product portfolios of both Allied and our UK-based sister company, RS Components, available worldwide," said Frank Cantwell, Vice President of Product Management for Allied. "When complete, more than 75% of our part numbers will be visible around the world. This initiative began in 2013, when we expanded the product line of TE Connectivity, and advanced even further this past summer, when we added more than 16,000 products from eight suppliers. Now we take another step forward with this, our latest expansion, making more than 52,000 new products available to our customers in 2014."

The suppliers that have been expanded in this latest phase include:

  • Schneider Electric
  • Microchip
  • ST Micro
  • Siemens
  • SMC
  • 3M
  • Bourns
  • Nichicon
  • Epcos
  • Kemet
  • ABB
  • Vishay

"Our plan is to announce additional expanded lines every six to eight weeks," Cantwell said. "Once this expansion is completed, 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 profile as a global company with a local presence."

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. 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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