Allied Electronics Signs Distribution Agreement With Orion Power Systems

Allied Electronics Signs Distribution Agreement With Orion Power Systems

Allied Adds a Broad Selection of Orion Power Protection Products to Linecard

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allied Electronics, a
trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), recently signed a
distribution agreement with Orion Power Systems, a manufacturer of power
protection solutions for data and security applications. The agreement with
Allied is part of Orion Power Systems' strategic focus on expanding
penetration into key data, communications and security markets.

"Power protection is the foundation of any reliable network", says Robert
Bridenbaugh, vice president of sales at Orion Power Systems. "As a leading
electronic products distributor, Allied Electronics has the expertise and
relationships to successfully sell and support Orion Power Systems across
North America. We are enthusiastic about the partnership and opportunities to
open new doors and deliver high-quality offerings to a wide range of
customers."

Orion offers a broad selection of power protection products − ranging from
stand-by UPS systems designed for noncritical applications to true-online UPS
systems for mission-critical applications. Orion's UPS and surge protection
products are ideal for servers, data closets, phone systems and security
applications.

"We are excited about adding Orion Power Systems to Allied's product
offering," says Scott McLendon, vice president of product management and
marketing at Allied. "Orion will allow us to provide a quality, lower-cost
alternative for customers seeking power protection in the IT networking
infrastructure space."

About Allied Electronics
Allied Electronics is a small order, high service level distributor of
electronic components and electromechanical products with over 50 sales
offices across the United States and in Canada. With more than two million
parts online and more than 110,000 products featured in the Allied Catalog,
engineers and purchasers often look to Allied for a broad range of product
solutions from over 300 world-class suppliers. Allied Electronics and RS
Components are trading brands of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world's
leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products
headquartered in Oxford, England. www.alliedelec.com

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About Orion Power Systems, Inc.
Orion Power Systems is a manufacturer of high-quality power protection,
management and distribution products at a value price point. Products include
uninterruptible power supplies, network management and power distribution
units. Orion Power Systems is headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., with a
nationwide network of factory reps to provide world-class pre- and post- sales
support. www.orionpowersystems.com

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CONTACT: Misty Robinson
         817.595.8566
         misty.robinson@alliedelec.com

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