Allied Electronics Recognized by Carlo Gavazzi as Elite Distributor

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FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), was recognized by Carlo Gavazzi Automation Components with the Carlo Gavazzi Distribution Recognition Award, which is given annually to a limited number of Elite distributors. Carlo Gavazzi, a manufacturer of products for industrial, energy and building automation, is one of the more than 300 trusted brands Allied is authorized to distribute. The award was given to Allied Electronics for increasing Carlo Gavazzi sales 12 percent over the previous year.

"Allied Electronics is honored to be recognized by Carlo Gavazzi with the elite Distribution Recognition Award," says Scott McLendon, vice president of product management and marketing at Allied. "We are very pleased with our Carlo Gavazzi sales growth over last year. We will continue our commitment to supplier and customer relationships in order to provide the best customer experience in the industry."

This is Allied's second consecutive year to be recognized for significant growth by Carol Gavazzi.

"This success is clearly the result of our companies sharing mutual growth objectives and reaffirms our dedication and promotional efforts to provide innovative products and solutions for our customer base," says Jon Bach, vice president of marketing at Carlo Gavazzi.

The award, presented this month at the Allied Corporate office in Fort Worth, Texas, was accepted by Allied Product Marketing Manager Joe Reed and and Allied Product Manager Tim Oldham.

About Allied Electronics

Allied Electronics is a small order, high service level distributor of electronic components and electromechanical products with over 50 sales offices across the United States and in Canada. With more than two million parts online and 110,000 products featured in the Allied Catalog, engineers and purchasers often look to Allied for a broad range of product solutions from over 300 world-class suppliers. Allied Electronics and RS Components are trading brands of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products headquartered in Oxford, England.

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About Carlo Gavazzi Automation Components

Carlo Gavazzi (SIX:GAV) is a publicly quoted international group active in designing, manufacturing and marketing of electronic equipment targeted at the global markets of industrial and building automation.

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