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Top Distributors Exit ECIA to Form Global Association

Three of the industry’s biggest distributors – Arrow Electronics Inc., Avnet Inc. and Electrocomponents plc – have withdrawn from the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA), marking an historic, structural change in the 9-year-old  trade organization. A new group, the Global Electronics Distributor Association (GEDA), will be formed within the next 90 days, according to an…

Group Purchasing Gives Buying Power to SMBs

Anyone who is in procurement knows that high-volume purchases mean discounts and oftentimes, leverage. Most small businesses don’t have the need – or the pocketbook – to achieve either. However, when small businesses combine their resources for group purchasing, their negotiating position is significantly strengthened. UNA, launched in 2012, is one of several group purchasing organizations…

‘Business as Usual’ For Microchip/Microsemi Distributors

Microchip Technology Inc.’s $10.1 billion acquisition of Microsemi Corp. will not have a short-term impact on the suppliers’ distribution relationships, Microchip chairman and CEO Steve Sanghi told analysts last week. Microchip conducts business with many of Microsemi’s distributors, he added, and post-merger channel relationships will be jointly evaluated after the deal is closed. For the…

Stadium Group, Allied Sign Distribution Deal

Stadium Group, a leading provider of design-led connectivity solutions, power products, human machine interface and electronic assemblies, today announced a distribution agreement for the Americas region with Allied Electronics, a leading high-service authorized distributor of industrial automation products, electronic components, and electromechanical products. The agreement covers the distribution by Allied Electronics of a wide range…

RS Components Joins ECIA

ECIA is pleased to welcome RS Components (RS) to its growing family of electronic component manufacturers, their manufacturer representatives and authorized distributors. RS Components and its sister North American based company, Allied Electronics, are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, a global, engineering focused distributor. “RS Components, with its strong presence in EMEA, helps ECIA in our strategy to expand…

Electronics Industry Optimism Surging as 2017 Knocks

Finding an electronics industry executive at Electronica 2016 who isn’t gung ho about the prospects for the sector in 2017 and over the next several years won’t be impossible but it’s certainly not going to be easy. On the second day of the biennial exhibition that brings together designers, suppliers and manufacturers to the high-tech…

Allied Electronics Awards HARTING

Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), won Distinguished Awards for “Distributor of the Year” and “New Product Sales Growth” by HARTING at EDS 2016, the premier electronics distribution event, held last month in Las Vegas, NV. “HARTING is a valuable partner for Allied, and we are proud to be their largest distributor in…

RS, Allied Ink Distribution Deal with HellermannTyton

Singapore –  RS Components (RS) and Allied Electronics (Allied), the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the global distributor for engineers, today announced they have signed a global distribution agreement with HellermannTyton, a leading manufacturer of cable management products for fastening, fixing, identifying and protecting cables and their connecting components. The agreement represents a consolidation of the strategic relationship between the…