RS Appoints Parcelforce Worldwide as New UK Domestic Carrier

By Rs Components, PRNE
Monday, June 14, 2010

OXFORD, England, June 15, 2010 - RS Components (LSE: ECM), the world's largest distributor of electronics
and maintenance products, today announced that Parcelforce Worldwide has been
appointed as its new UK domestic carrier.

Parcelforce Worldwide won the 2 year contract, which will
start on 19th July, following a renewal tender involving a number of delivery
carriers. Previously the UK contract was held by DHL.

Commenting on the agreement, Anne Bruggink, General Manager
Supply Chain at RS, said "With core values that are closely aligned to our
own, Parcelforce Worldwide is an excellent choice of partner for our UK
domestic business. Both companies have a long history of unrivalled high
quality service levels and we will continue to deliver that same level of
service to our customers. We will also work with Parcelforce Worldwide to
further improve and explore new delivery opportunities."

Nick Landon, Sales & Marketing Director at Parcelforce
Worldwide, said "We are delighted to have won the contract with RS who are a
respected leader in their field. This contract win underlines Parcelforce
Worldwide's commitment to be the B2B carrier of choice in the UK, delivering
high quality express services at a competitive price. We're confident that
our strong heritage as the UK's trusted express carrier and our wide range of
service options will perfectly complement the RS commitment of delivering for
their customers."

About RS Components

RS Components is the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the world's
largest distributor of electronic and maintenance products. The Group serves
1.5 million customers worldwide. Through operations in 27 countries and 17
warehouses, RS distributes 500,000 products from over 2,500 suppliers. The
Group has an annual turnover of over GBP972 million and is listed on the
London Stock Exchange. For more details on the Group please visit the
corporate website (

About Parcelforce Worldwide

Parcelforce Worldwide is a leading provider of guaranteed express
deliveries covering all 28 million addresses in the UK and 99.6% of the world

Parcelforce Worldwide provides a vital link for UK businesses needing to
send express shipments internationally and in the UK and prides itself on the
dedication of their people to deliver high quality services for over 30,000
customers across the country.

    Contact for media enquiries:

    Andrea Barnard
    RS Components
    Tel: +44-1865-207464

Contact for media enquiries: Andrea Barnard, RS Components, Tel: +44-1865-207464, andrea.barnard at

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