RS Components has won the ‘Distributor of the Year Award 2012’ from MH Connectors. The award was presented at Electronica 2012, the 25th international trade fair for electronic components, systems and applications, held in Munich, Germany, November 13-16.

MH Connectors bestowed the award to RS in acknowledgement of the longstanding partnership between the two companies that has spanned more than 20 years, during which time RS has contributed consistently to the business success of the interconnect company.

During the past 24 months, RS has almost doubled its sales of MH’s D-sub hood connector range, achieving a notable 48% growth rate for the period. RS stocks more than 170 lines from MH Connectors in its product offer, and it has recently extended the range to include the company’s new D-sub connector kits. This outstanding sales performance over the past two years can be attributed largely to the focused eCommerce strategy from RS, which is at the core of a number of successful online initiatives to accelerate the find, design and buy experience for customers.

“This award is in recognition of the excellent 25 year trading relationship MH Connectors has enjoyed with RS,” said Damien Croft, Senior Manager, MH Connectors. “During this time RS Components has demonstrated its ability to drive sales growth on our broad range of interconnect solutions. In 2012 RS has once again shown strong MH sales performance including the successful introduction of new product ranges including the new MH D-Sub backshell & connector combos providing the user with all they need in the one kit. The growing popularity of DesignSpark is another great example of how RS is helping manufacturers such as MH gain access to the design community.”

“Supplier feedback is extremely important in the fast-moving electronics industry, where we are constantly challenged to ensure that customers have access to the best products as quickly as possible to complete their designs,” said Chris Page, Global Offer Director, RS. “This award signifies the trust we have gained from MH over the years, and affirms the success of our recent online initiatives, which are increasingly benefiting our suppliers and customers.”

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