Allied Electronics Rated Superior Supplier by Boeing

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FORT WORTH, TEXAS, June 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), recently received the "2012 Boeing Performance Excellence Award - Silver Level" from its customer The Boeing Company. Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems.

"Performance excellence is fundamental to the success of both our companies," writes Kent Fisher, vice president and general manager of supplier management at Boeing. "We extend our sincere congratulations to the employees of Allied Electronics, Inc. for demonstrating their dedication to the high-performance standards necessary to meet customer expectations and to remain competitive in the global economy."

Allied earned the superior supplier performance rating based on outstanding achievement and performance excellence during 2012.

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 three 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.

About The Boeing Company

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.

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