FORT WORTH, TX, TEXAS, March 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), announced today that they are now carrying nearly 500 part numbers from ITT Cannon, a highly respected and in-demand supplier of connectors for the industrial and military/aerospace markets.

"ITT Cannon has led the way during the last 100 years of interconnect innovation," said Allied Product Director Eric Smith, "Known widely for their high quality and attention to detail, we are very proud to add them to our portfolio."

"At ITT Cannon, we are excited to launch Allied Electronics as an authorized distributor," said Neil Yeargin, President, ITT Interconnect Solutions. " Their strength in the Industrial markets combined with their sales model will support additional customer reach and brand awareness. As ITT Cannon expands their portfolio into new markets, Allied offers us the leverage and traction to do just that."

Some of the ITT Cannon product families that Allied will stock include:

  • Trident Series
  • D Sub, including Combo-D, Stainless Steel, ZD*, and D*A APD series
  • 26482 including KPSE, KPSE-MS, KPT, and KPT-MS Micro, including MDM and MDSM
  • 5015 series
  • Ring Tongue

Allied Vice President of Product Management Frank Cantwell added, "The addition of ITT Cannon to our extensive industrial interconnect portfolio featuring brand name suppliers gives Allied the unique ability to provide a wide range of options to our customers. We're very pleased to welcome them onboard as the latest addition to the Allied family."

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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