OXFORD, England, December 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Industry and supplier accolades span the business worldwide
Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has celebrated a successful 2011 with a total of 43 award wins across its global business. Twenty of these were industry awards, culminating with 'Distributor of the Year' and 'Company of the Year' at the recent Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards. Another 23 were distributor awards from the company's suppliers. Through its trading brands of RS Components and Allied Electronics, Electrocomponents was also nominated as a finalist for an additional 17 awards.
The industry awards spanned the company's business worldwide, with accolades being presented in Europe, Asia Pacific and North America. These included two for its eCommerce offering, two for its supply chain, and six for its electronics and maintenance divisions. Awards were also presented for the company's HR, customer services and communications functions, highlighting the excellence it has shown throughout its business.
The distributor awards were presented by the company's suppliers in recognition of its outstanding sales growth and performance as a high service level distributor. These included accolades from its key strategic suppliers, such as Panasonic Industrial and Agilent Technologies.
Ian Mason, Group Chief Executive, Electrocomponents, commented: "2011 has been a successful year for our business, as this large number and variety of industry-recognised awards clearly demonstrates. This is a result of the efforts of all of our employees worldwide and shows that our business is continuing to perform strongly across all the regions."
The 43 award wins reflect the success of Electrocomponents in 2011. Some of the highlights for the company included: exceeding £1 billion annual revenues for the first time; eCommerce revenue growth of 26%, for the first six months of the current financial year; further international expansion of the business; and 116,000 new products added globally to its portfolio over the past 18 months.
About Electrocomponents plc
Electrocomponents is the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products serving 1.6 million customers worldwide. Through operations in 32 countries and 17 warehouses, the Group distributes 550,000 products ranging from semiconductors and optoelectronics to power tools and protective clothing. The product and service portfolio supports the entire product lifecycle from R&D through pre-production to maintenance and repair, shipping more than 46,000 parcels on the same day the orders are received.
RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc. The Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year to 31 March 2011 had revenues of £1.18bn. For more information, please visit the website at http://www.electrocomponents.com.
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