GERMANY: RS Components (RS) has a global distribution agreement with SCHURTER, a specialist in the development and manufacture of electronic and electromechanical components completed.
This global agreement expands the scope of the existing business relationship between the two companies, working in partnership since 2002 to develop the sale of SCHURTER product portfolios in Europe.
During the past two years, both companies have deepened their cooperation and thereby acquired more than 200 new product lines SCHURTER into distribution and warehousing system of RS.
Overall, these are some 1,500 components - consisting of fuses, connectors, circuit breakers , input systems, touch panels and keypads - all listed in the source model, the new web-based component library of RS. In addition, many of these devices 3D CAD models can be downloaded for free via the website or via DesignSpark.com RS, the RS online community for developers.
"The closer collaboration with RS in recent years has led to measurable positive results for our business. We have achieved double-digit growth in key regions in Europe," said Hans-Rudolf Schurter, chairman and CEO of the Schurter Group. "The e-commerce strategy of RS is very impressive, and there is every indication that the extension of our agreement on a global basis for our customers and will give us more benefits."
Chris Page, Global Offer director of RS Components, added: "This agreement is the recognition of our success in Europe with its range of SCHURTER in introducing new products and our online initiatives our 17 worldwide distribution warehouse are now equipped with these products. this enables us to offer all our customers the same excellent service and delivery anywhere in the world."