OXFORD, England, September 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 aerospace.
"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 (http://www.electrocomponents.com).
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