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RS Components Launches Complete Omron Industrial Safety Range Across Europe

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OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Nov. 5, 2012) - RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has launched a complete industrial safety range from Omron Europe B.V. (Industrial Automation Business), a global leader in the field of automation. The comprehensive portfolio includes over 200 safety products that have been designed to make it easy to implement effective and dependable fully integrated safety solutions for industrial machines. The range is available now from RS stock across Europe.

The Omron safety range combines mechanical and optical guarding, emergency stop and interlock devices with scalable, easy to engineer safety control. Products in the range include light curtains, laser scanners, door interlocks, emergency stop devices and force-guided limit switches. All of these devices can be monitored with a choice of safety relays and programmable safety controllers, allowing easy integration with machine control systems.

Phil Dock, Global Head of Product & Supplier Management, Electrocomponents, commented: "This latest addition to our industrial automation range is a key element of our strategic partnership with Omron to drive growth across Europe. The combination of the best products and our market-leading service levels ensures that maintenance engineers and machine and panel builders have easy access to the most comprehensive solutions for their industrial applications."

Lucien Dold, Omron Europe B.V. Marketing Manager SSC, EMEA Countries, said, "In developing our unique and innovative range of products and solutions, our aim at Omron is always to deliver the best customer value by combining the best competencies. Our strategic partnership with RS exponentially increases customer benefits by providing access to the best in eCommerce and the highest service levels in logistics."

Further information on the Omron industrial safety range is available online.

About Omron Corporation

With its headquarters in Kyoto, Japan, Omron Corporation is a global leader in the field of automation.

Established in 1933 and headed by President Yoshihito Yamada, Omron has more than 35,000 employees in 36 countries working to provide products and services to customers in a variety of fields, including industrial automation, electronic components industries and healthcare. The company has head offices in Japan (Kyoto), Asia Pacific (Singapore), China (Hong Kong), Europe (Amsterdam) and US (Chicago). The European organisation has its own development and manufacturing facilities, and provides local customer support in all European countries.

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 GBP 1.27bn.

For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-components.com.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Editorial contact
Electrocomponents plc
Lynn Webster-Scott
Head of Group PR
+44 (0)1865 207515
lynn.webster-scott@electrocomponents.com


Further information is available via these links:
RS Components on Linkedin
www.linkedin.com/company/rs-components


Electrocomponents plc
www.electrocomponents.com


RS Components
www.rs-components.com

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