RS Components

RS Components

February 20, 2013 05:00 ET

RS Components and SCHURTER Extend Cooperation With Global Distribution Agreement

New global deal replaces existing distribution contract in Europe

OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Feb. 20, 2013) - RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has signed a global distribution agreement with SCHURTER, a specialist in the design and manufacture of electronic and electromechanical components.

This global agreement broadens the scope of the existing relationship between the two companies, which have partnered since 2002 to develop sales of SCHURTER's product portfolio across Europe.

During the past two years, the companies have intensified their cooperation, introducing more than 200 new SCHURTER lines to RS stock, which now comprises around 1,500 parts from the manufacturer, including a range of fuses, connectors and switches, as well as input systems such as touch panels and keypads. All parts are listed in ModelSource, the new web-based component library from RS, and 3D CAD models of many of these devices are also now available to download free-of-charge from the RS website, or from, the RS online community for engineers.

"Closer cooperation with RS over the past couple of years has led to tangible positive results for our business, with significant double digit growth in key regions in Europe," said Hans-Rudolf Schurter, chairman and CEO of the SCHURTER Group. "Their eCommerce strategy is very impressive, and there is every indication that extending our agreement to a global basis will prove advantageous both for us and for our customers."

Chris Page, Global Offer Director at RS Components, said, "This agreement is recognition of our success in Europe with the SCHURTER range through new product introductions and online initiatives. The presence of our 17 global distribution warehouses means that we are able to provide the same high levels of service excellence to all customers, no matter where in the world they are located."


SCHURTER continues to be a progressive innovator and manufacturer of electronic and electrical components worldwide. Our products ensure safe and clean supply of power, while making equipment easy to use. We offer a broad range of standard products including circuit protection, connectors, switches, EMC products and input systems, as well as electronic manufacturing services. Moreover, SCHURTER is ready to work with our customers to meet their application specific requirements, not covered in our standard range. You can rely on SCHURTER's global network of companies and partners to guarantee a high level of local service and product delivery.

For more information, and to order the SCHURTER product range from RS, please visit

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 550,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronics, automation and control, test and measurement, electrical and mechanical components.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2012 had revenues of £1.27bn.

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