RS Components and Panasonic agree product range expansion

RS Components is pleased to announce a major product range expansion with Panasonic, the world-leading manufacturer of electronic components and devices.

RS will introduce a further 5,000 products from Panasonic into its global range, available to customers in both RS standard packaging for electronic design and maintenance engineers as well as production packaging, with the first launch planned for early March. This offering from RS will have a strong appeal to electronic design and production engineers searching for a comprehensive source of stocked products from Panasonic.

Included in the expanded range are Panasonic’s new MELF (metal electrode face) replacement resistors which offer designers reduced PCB mounting footprints and significant cost reductions. Together with substantially increased capacitor, choke/inductor and resistor ranges and a semiconductor offering in discrete and optoelectronic devices, RS will now supply the largest range of Panasonic products direct from stock across Europe, building on the strong working relationship it has established in Asia-Pacific regions.

“We are delighted to be working with RS Components to support research and development customers in electronics,” commented Katsuhiko Otomo, President of Panasonic Industrial Europe GmbH. “RS’ reach across Europe makes it the perfect partner with whom we can promote our product range.”

According to Chris Page, General Manager for Electronics at RS Components, “this expansion agreed with Panasonic capitalises on the market-leading global infrastructure developed by RS, enabling us to bring manufacturers’ products to customers across the globe.”

“Our partnership with Panasonic provides our customers with access to the widest range of Panasonic products available through European catalogue distribution at competitive prices,” says Page. “Design engineers want to use Panasonic because of the high-quality and performance of its components.”

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