RS Components (RS) has signed a franchised distribution agreement with CTS Corporation to support its Electronic Components Group in Europe.

Customers across the region will get faster access through RS to a broad range of electronic devices designed and manufactured by CTS, targeted for use in the transportation, industrial, medical and communications sectors.

The CTS components now in stock at RS include frequency control products such as crystals, oscillators and timing modules; electromechanical devices such as DIP, rotary selector and tactile switches, as well as control components including encoders and variable resistors; speciality resistors such as current sense resistors and resistor networks; and a range of thermal management products including heatsinks and thermal interface materials.

“This agreement with CTS brings a new direct supplier partnership for RS and represents the addition to our portfolio of another leading electronic component vendor with global manufacturing capability,” said Eric Smith, Vice President Industrial Interconnect & Test at RS. “RS has committed to holding an extensive inventory of components from CTS, giving major OEMs and other customers in Europe the benefit of CTS products with RS service.”

“RS is a major player in Europe, especially in industrial markets, and a highly valuable addition to our distribution network,” said Tom Kean, Global Sales Director at CTS. “Additionally, our two companies have many shared values in common including delivering exceptional customer service.”

European partners: (left to right): Jaime Plank, Senior Category Manager, RS Components; Eric Smith, Vice President Industrial Interconnect & Test, RS Components; Tom Kean, Global Sales Director, CTS; MingChin Yen, General Manager, CTS.


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