RS Components today announced it has signed a new global agreement with ABB, a major supplier with a profile of well over 3000 stocked lines spanning electrical, interconnect, power and control products. Under the new agreement, RS will become a strategic partner for ABB, with a central role in their new product introduction process.

RS will extend its stock profile internationally to become a vital part of ABB’s strategy to build market access for new technologies. According to Adalbert Neumann, Senior Vice President and Global Distribution Channel Manager, Automation Products at ABB, “RS Components has been a key channel for ABB and its customers since 1987 and we are proud to extend and formalise this vital partnership. To our customers, the breadth of ABB product in the RS portfolio means that they are guaranteed availability direct-from-stock in any market”

Kevin Thompson, General Manager – Global Product Management at RS added, “ABB products and technologies are particularly key at this time, as in many cases they enable contractors and installation customers in the residential and commercial building sector as well as utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. We are delighted to extend our already comprehensive portfolio of products and technologies from ABB, one of the world’s best known engineering groups and to be able to offer them to more customers around the world.”

RS already has a dedicated ABB landing page on its website and offers a wide range of ABB low voltage products and systems for buildings industries. Under the new agreement, ABB and RS will partner on end-to-end product launches of new product families and have a road map in place for extending the RS portfolio with new products and solutions as they are launched by ABB. The two companies also plan co-ordinated marketing initiatives.

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