OXFORD, UK — 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 FCI Electronics Division, a leading supplier of connectors and interconnect systems. Within the terms of the deal, RS will represent FCI as an authorised channel partner, providing customers worldwide with access to the most comprehensive range of components from the FCI Electronics Division product line.
The formal appointment of RS as an FCI Electronics approved worldwide distribution partner follows a period of strategic cooperation between the two companies during which RS contributed substantially to the sales growth of the FCI connector range. In recognition of this success, RS received the FCI Electronics award for 'Outstanding Performance in High Service Level Distribution in Europe' for consecutive years in 2010 and 2011.
Since the two companies began their collaboration, RS has more than trebled its FCI inventory and now stocks over 1,600 parts, covering the established core ranges, which include the Basics+® range of standard connectors for board-to-board and wire/cable-to-board applications. RS' stocked range also features new introductions from FCI such as high-density D-sub connectors, and the Minitek® horizontal surface-mount headers in the 2.00mm pitch board-to-board and wire-to-board product portfolio.