RS Components has announced a distribution agreement with IDEC EMEA, a leading manufacturer of industrial automation and control products. The recently signed deal between the two companies builds upon the longstanding relationship between APEM and RS, following the acquisition of the APEM group by IDEC EMEA in March 2017.
Ian McStay, APEM and IDEC sales and distribution manager; Chris French, RS Components senior category manager; Eric Smith, RS Components vice president, interconnect and electromechanical; Jim Cooper, vice president EMEA sales APEM and IDEC.
RS is the first distributor in Europe to stock the IDEC range, which will initially include more than 1000 part numbers available to RS customers with more to follow in the coming months. The launch includes more than 700 new industrial control switches with both 16 mm and 22 mm diameters, as well as safety switches, enabling switches, safety laser scanners, power supplies and industrial LED lighting products.
“APEM has been a longstanding partner of RS and welcomes the opportunity to develop its business and relationship following the IDEC acquisition,” said Eric Smith, vice president, interconnect and electromechanical at RS. “The high-quality industrial nature of the IDEC product range will resonate well with our core customers across all markets.”
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