FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), announced today that they have added Marquardt Switches to their product portfolio, with hundreds of part numbers in stock and available for immediate shipment.

Marquardt Switches is a global leader in the field of electronic switches, controls, and switching systems for automobiles, power tools, household appliances, and industrial applications, supplying quality products to some of the most renowned companies in their industry.

"Marquardt provides Allied with an excellent source of premium switch and control products," said Eric Smith, Product Director for Allied. "We believe in stocking premium brands to satisfy the most exacting needs of our customers, and Marquardt is known throughout the industry for their excellence and quality."

Jack Moriarty, National Sales Manager for Marquardt Switches, said, "Partnering with Allied Electronics allows us to broaden our reach, bringing added technologies for industry, home, and off road applications with our switches, sensors, and controls. With our 13 engineering and sales locations, this partnership will give Allied Electronics customers support globally."

"There is only one other national distributor in the high-service arena to carry Marquardt Switches," Smith said, "so Allied is extremely honored that they have trusted us to carry their exceptional line of products. We look forward to a mutually beneficial future for both Marquardt and Allied."

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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