RS Components Secures the Distribution Excellence Award From Agilent Technologies

By Rs Components, PRNE
Monday, February 7, 2011

Achievement Recognises Outstanding Sales of Agilent Bench and Hand-held Test & Measurement Products Throughout 2010

OXFORD, England, February 8, 2011 - RS Components, the world's largest high service distributor of
electronics and maintenance products and the trading brand of
Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), has received the 2010 Distribution
Excellence award for EMEA from Agilent Technologies. This annual award
reflects the outstanding sales performance achieved by RS on Agilent products
in the last 12 months and was presented during their EMEA distribution
conference in Barcelona.

Announcing the award, Benoit Neel, VP Sales and General Manager, EMEA
region for Agilent, said: "2010 provided an interesting sales environment as
the markets rebounded from the downturn of the previous year. Throughout the
year RS has made a huge impact in helping Agilent to grow market reach and
customer numbers across the EMEA region. Our congratulations go to the whole

"Our relationship with Agilent has grown and strengthened throughout 2010
and we are delighted to be presented with their Distribution Excellence
award," said Jonathan Metcalfe, Global Strategic Supplier Manager for RS.
"The outstanding support provided by the Agilent distribution team together
with its market leading products has enabled RS to achieve market-leading
growth rates on their product range. We are looking forward to building on
that success in the coming year."

The broad portfolio of products and supporting documentation from Agilent
Technologies is available from RS and can be easily accessed at

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement
company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences,
electronics and communications. The company's 18,500 employees serve
customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of
$5.4 billion in fiscal 2010. Information about Agilent is available at

About RS Components

RS Components 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 around 40,000 orders on the same day they are received.

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of
Electrocomponents plc. The Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange and
in the last financial year to 31 March 2010 had revenues of GBP972.6 million.
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