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Global distribution agreement with Chauvin Arnoux extends reach of electrical test and measurement portfolio offered by RS Components

Agreement delivers broader customer access to professional electrical measurement instrumentation

Singapore, 27 May 2015:

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has signed a global distribution agreement with Chauvin Arnoux, a specialist in electrical test and measurement equipment, which extends the scope of the partnership to all markets in the Asia-Pacific and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions.

Notching up more than a century of history in measurement technology, Chauvin Arnoux designs and manufactures a range of measurement instrumentation for a broad spectrum of applications in the electronics and electro-technical sectors. Products stocked by RS Components include portable hand-held multimeters, testers, analysers and oscilloscopes; as well as energy meters, power monitors and digital transducers to measure, test, record, count and monitor MV/LV electric networks in switchboard operation, industrial installation, or utilities, for example.

“The global breadth of the RS distribution network is a compelling reason to extend our partnership, and will give to our customers complementary access to our products in these regions,” said Pascal Derive, Chauvin Arnoux.“RS is well-recognised as a reliable source for electrical test and measurement equipment, and this successful relationship will continue to drive growth, and make it quicker and easier for customers around the world to buy our measurement products.” 

“Chauvin Arnoux has a substantial share of mind in our customers’ choice for electrical test and measurement equipment,” said Valerie Ramon, Global Head of Electrical Test & Measurement at RS. “This agreement will extend the excellent engagement we have had in selected European markets to span the entire EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions, increasing accessibility to these products for our customers globally.”

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 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 electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2015 had revenues of £1.27bn.

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