RS Components Strengthens Global Agreement With HellermannTyton

By Rs Components, PRNE
Tuesday, August 31, 2010

OXFORD, England, September 1, 2010 - RS Components, the world's largest distributor of electronics and
maintenance products, today announced the extension of its strategic
partnership agreement with HellermannTyton, a leading cable management
specialist. Under the new contract, RS and HellermannTyton will strengthen
their collaboration in terms of product range and geographic outreach.

Effective today, the new agreement allows RS to supply an extended range
of products from HellermannTyton, including the new Helaguard range of cable
protection products. RS has also been granted an exclusive distributorship
for the Autotool 2000, the automatic cable tying system, representing an
exciting new addition to the RS portfolio.

"Global presence, proximity to the customer and reliability make RS the
perfect partner for HellermannTyton," said Steve Salmon, CEO of
HellermannTyton. "Through RS, we are able to reach customers in both the
production environment and the maintenance and operations areas."

HellermannTyton is a leading manufacturer of products for fastening,
fixing, identifying and protecting cables and their connecting components.
The company's product portfolio of more than 57,000 items can be found in
most key industries such as automotive, telecommunications, rail, defence and

"We have enjoyed a successful collaboration with HellermannTyton for more
than 30 years," said Kevin Thompson, General Manager - Global Product
Management "Together we will capitalise on the outstanding opportunities for
growth across the globe, particularly in the Asia Pacific region where we are
proud to be the market leader."

About RS Components

RS Components is the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc,
the world's largest distributor of electronics and maintenance products. The
Group serves 1.5 million customers worldwide. Through operating 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 detail on the Group please
visit the corporate website (

    Andrea Barnard
    RS Components
    Tel: +44(0)7768-178-356

Andrea Barnard, RS Components, Tel: +44(0)7768-178-356, Email: andrea.barnard at

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