Electrocomponents Turns Trash Into Cash

By Electrocomponents Plc, PRNE
Monday, November 29, 2010

OXFORD, England, November 30, 2010 - Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world's largest high
service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has announced
that Project Enterprise, a green scheme to clear excess stock, has reduced
scrap value in its UK business from GBP 1.4m to GBP 300K in just two years.
By April 2011 Project Enterprise aims to reduce scrap value to GBP 100K,
which could add GBP 800K in UK sales revenue.

Project Enterprise, a scheme devised by RS Components (the trading brand
of Electrocomponents), is using new ways to clear discontinued, obsolete and
non-moving excess stock in its UK operation. Products such as electric drills
are now being sold at discounted prices on the web, at trade counters and
through third party brokers, offering customers considerable savings.

Anne Bruggink, General Manager Supply Chain at Electrocomponents, said:
"In order to retain our high service levels, our dynamic range of around
500,000 products is constantly being updated, so excess stock presents a
challenge to the business. Project Enterprise is proving to be a successful
initiative, which is environmentally friendly and adds revenue to our UK
operation. Following the success of this scheme, we are planning to roll out
Project Enterprise across our global supply chain."

About Electrocomponents plc

Electrocomponents is the world's largest distributor of electronics and
maintenance products serving 1.5 million customers worldwide. Through
operations in 27 countries and 17 warehouses, the Group distributes 500,000
products ranging from semiconductors and optoelectronics to power tools and
protective clothing. The product and service portfolio supports the entire
product lifecycle from R&D through pre-production to maintenance and repair,
shipping 40,000 orders on the same day they are received.

In the last financial year the Group had revenues of GBP 972.6 million
and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. RS Components and Allied
Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc. For more detail
please visit the corporate website: www.electrocomponents.com.

In addition more information is available via these links:

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    Editorial Contact:
    Andrea Barnard
    Head of PR and Media Relations
    Electrocomponents plc
    DD: +44-(0)1865-207464

Editorial Contact: Andrea Barnard, Head of PR and Media Relations,
Electrocomponents plc, andrea.barnard at electrocomponents.com,
DD: +44-(0)1865-207464, Mobile: +44-(0)7980-911708,

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