RS Components and the SMC Corporation extend global partnership to offer 4,600 pneumatic products to the ANZ automation industry
Sydney – 8 August 2012 – RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has extended its global partnership with the SMC Corporation, world leading specialist in pneumatics and automation, into Australia and New Zealand.
RS Components will offer 4,600 SMC products across the region and more than 2,200 of these are stocked locally in Australia for next-day delivery. The range comprises a broad selection of pneumatic equipment including actuators, fittings, filters, regulators, lubricators, tubing, control valves, blow guns, silencers, pressure gauges and flow control equipment.
Through the RS Components eCommerce platform, customers have instant access to SMC products with the ability to view product models in 3D, and to place orders 24 hours-a-day. As a multi-channel supplier, RS Components also offers fax and phone ordering services.
RS Components and SMC will continue to extend their trading partnership over the next few years, incrementally adding SMC pneumatics products to the ANZ range.
Simon Pullinger, RS Components’ Head of Product Management - Maintenance in Australia, said: “Extending our partnership in ANZ benefits both companies, as we get to broaden our offer to Australian mining and related industries, and SMC extend their reach to customers in the region through our various supply channels.”
Peter Newfield, National Marketing Manager of SMC Pneumatics Australia, said: “We are very pleased to be working with RS Components in Australia and New Zealand. Combining SMC’s market leading products and technical excellence with RS Components’ superb online customer experience and world class delivery performance means that accessing our range of quality components has never been easier.”
The RS Components and SMC Corporation partnership now extends globally throughout the UK, Europe, the USA, Asia and Oceania.
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 more than 46,000 parcels on the same day the orders are received. 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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