RS Components and Crydom Reach a Global Distributor Agreement

Crydom product ranges now to be fully available through RS Components in Asia

Singapore, 01 November 2010 :

RS Components (RS), the leading distributor of electronic, electro-mechanical and industrial products, today announce it has reached a new agreement in Asia with Crydom, a Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST) brand, and a worldwide leading manufacturer of Solid State Relays. Under this extended agreement, RS will become Crydom’s first strategic partner in Asia-Pacific.

With this agreement, customers will now have access to Crydom’s full line of product ranges through RS Components in Asia. Additional product lines dedicated specifically to Asia will also be made available.

Richard Huxley, Regional General Manager, Asia Pacific at RS Components commented that, “RS is committed to giving our customers the broadest and latest offer from the world’s leading manufacturers. Our partnership with Crydom continues to demonstrate our joint commitment to the Asia Pacific market and we are excited to be able to implement this new distribution agreement.”

Part of Crydom’s efforts to grow its business in the Asia Pacific region include a specific focus on China, where Crydom aims to grow its sales with RS to levels proportionate to those in Europe and North America.

Jean-Marc Theolier, General Manager at Crydom added, “(Crydom) views RS as a leading global partner to achieve additional growth on the Asian market. We are committed to further develop quality marketing and sales activities specific to the different world regions.”

About RS Components

A part of Electrocomponents plc, RS Components (RS) is one of the largest global catalogue and web-based distributors of electronic, electro-mechanical and industrial products.

Operating under the trading brands of RS Components, Radiospares, Radionics and Allied Electronics in the U.S., the Group serves nearly 1.6 million customers in over 80 countries worldwide. Through operations in 27 countries and 16 warehouses, RS distributes 500,000 products from over 2,300 suppliers.

The Group has an annual turnover of over £974 million and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

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About Crydom

Crydom, a Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST) brand, is an expert in Solid State Relay and Controls Technology. Crydom manufactures and commercializes two of the most preferred brands of Solid State Relays around the world; Crydom and Crouzet. Crydom offers a wide variety of off-the-shelf Solid State Relays and Contactors, I/O Modules & mounting boards, Controls and Power Modules, and specializes in custom designed solid state switching solutions for any application. At Crydom, technology and innovation combine to exceed our Customer's most demanding performance requirements.

About CST

Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST) is a specialist in sensing, control and motion products.

Through its brands BEI Kimco, BEI Sensors, BEI PSSC, Crouzet, Crydom, Kavlico, Newall and Systron Donner, CST offers customizable, reliable and efficient components for mission-critical systems in Industrial, Aerospace & Defence, and Transportation markets.

Focused on premium value offers and committed to excellence, CST, with more than 4,000 employees worldwide and sales of $530M US in 2009, is the dependable and adaptable partner for the most demanding customers.