RS Components celebrates Production Packaging milestone

RS Components is celebrating the success of its Production Packaging service, which has achieved £1m of sales across the UK in just 9 months of operation, with nearly 4,000 customers choosing to take advantage of the service.

“This achievement reflects RS’ understanding and commitment to its customers, as we continue to provide them with the products and services they require,” commented Richard Eden, Market Development Manager for Electronics at RS. “By listening to our electronic design and production customers, we have been able to implement a service that further demonstrates RS’ success as a distributor of electronic components.”

Production Packaging was launched in the UK, France and Germany in May 2008 and was extended to cover the rest of Europe and Asia in November. The service provides a flexible, cost-effective solution to meet the specific needs of small batch production customers. By allowing the purchase of electronic components in the quantities needed for a particular project in industry-standard packaging (tapes, reels, tubes and trays) the need to hold stock or dispose of any surplus components is eliminated. The service enables ease of placement directly into automated production equipment and is available on over 40,000 products, all held in stock for next day delivery.

Digitimer Limited has been manufacturing quality clinical and laboratory scientific instruments for over 30 years and has recently invested in pick-and-place SMT production equipment for small to medium sized production runs to support own-brand products and sub-contract manufacturing services. Cheryl Body a Buyer for the company is pleased with the time-saving aspect of this RS service and commented: “To be able to receive goods packaged in the same way as they come from the manufacturer means much faster turnaround from receipt of goods to factory-floor production. We are looking forward to purchasing further components from the RS Production Packaging range.”

Products available in Production Packaging are flagged for easy identification on the RS website, allowing customers to view packaging format, set the quantity required, check live stock levels, and place orders. Alternatively, orders can be made by phone by simply adding a P to the end of the RS stock number.

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