RS introduces new range of Harwin connectors to its growing portfolio of electronic components

Expanded range includes over 400 products available direct-from-stock for next-day-delivery

Hong Kong, 10 March 2010 :

RS Components, the leading distributor of electronic, electro-mechanical and industrial products, today announced it has added over 400 connectors from Harwin into its interconnection product range. The expanded range offers electronic design engineers a breadth of choice of the most suitable technologies for their requirements.

The extensive connector range expansion includes the 2.0mm Datamate Series, including J-Tek and L-Tek fixing variants., M22 and M40 connectors. The enhanced portfolio is available direct-from-stock in industry-standard packaging, ready for direct insertion into automated production runs. All products are supplied in flexible quantities so customers can order the quantity they need and avoid unnecessary stock-holding costs. Customers can also achieve larger discounts when ordering higher quantities.

Commenting on the launch, Gavin Darling, Northern Europe Sales Manager for Harwin stated "we are very excited about the further commitment that RS has made to increase their range of Harwin connectors available to customers. RS has an established global network, making them the ideal distribution partner for Harwin. "

For RS, Paul Webster, Head of Product Management, Electronics said "we are delighted to be increasing our Harwin product range, offering a comprehensive selection of products at competitive prices with a market-leading service to electronic engineers and buyers."

The Harwin range from RS is available online at rs-components.com/electronics, where customers can browse, select and order, complete with technical information and product attributes to enable easy and accurate product selection.

About RS Components

A part of Electrocomponents plc, RS Components (RS) is one of the largest global catalogue and web-based distributors of electronic, electro-mechanical and industrial products.

Operating under the trading brands of RS Components, Radiospares, Radionics and Allied Electronics in the U.S., the Group serves nearly 1.6 million customers in over 80 countries worldwide. Through operations in 27 countries and 16 warehouses, RS distributes 450,000 products from over 2,500 suppliers.

The Group has an annual turnover of over £925 million and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

For more information, please visit our market leading website at www.rs-components.com .



About Harwin

Harwin is a manufacturer of high reliability, industry standard, and application-specific interconnect devices. With more than 50 years history of successfully manufacturing electronic components, Harwin has an active portfolio of over 20,000 highly reliable interconnects and PCB hardware items.
Further information on Harwin is available at www.harwin.com .