RS Components Boosts High-quality Capacitor and Passives Lines, Building on Global Agreement with TDK

Over 700 extra lines of TDK and EPCOS products added to RS portfolio, including aluminium electrolytic, film and ceramic capacitors, miniature inductors, filters, ferrites and more

SINGAPORE, June 8, 2016

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has vastly extended the range of capacitor technologies available from stock to customers worldwide, leveraging its new global agreement with TDK Corporation.

TDK Corporation is a leading electronics company. Its portfolio includes electronic components, modules and systems, power supplies, and magnetic application products as well as energy devices, flash memory application devices, and others. TDK focuses on demanding markets in the areas of information and communication technology and consumer, automotive and industrial electronics. The company has a network of design and manufacturing locations and sales offices in Asia, Europe, North and South America.

Since the two companies announced their franchise agreement in June 2015, RS has added over 700 lines of TDK and EPCOS passive components, emphasising broader support for capacitor technologies such as aluminium electrolytic, film, and ceramic capacitors with various classes of dielectrics. Customers can now get fast access to high-quality TDK capacitors, including devices with high capacitance, compact dimensions down to 0201 chip-size MLCCs, wide temperature range, or voltage ratings of 1000V and higher.

By integrating the additional lines of TDK and EPCOS products, RS has also extended its selection of components such as protection devices, high-frequency filters, connectivity modules, wirewound and chip-type surface-mount inductors, leaded inductors, and ferrite beads, rings and sleeves for choke or filtering duties. In total, over 2300 TDK and EPCOS products are now stocked and available for free next-day delivery from RS.

Steve Keep, Global Head Passive and Emech at RS, said, “This partnership will deliver great benefits to end users in the manufacturing industry, specifically the electronic, automotive, industrial, ICT and transport sub sectors. This is through a combination of TDK’s market-leading products and technical excellence with the superior online customer experience, large product offer, high stock availability and world class delivery performance from RS.”

“Representing a milestone in our relationship, the eCommerce and logistical capabilities offered by RS will enable us to reach a wide user base and fulfil their need for high-quality electronic components,” said Peter Miller, Global Account Manager for RS at TDK.

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 more than 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 2016 had revenues of GBP1.29bn.