Allied Electronics Recognized as 'First Team' Honoree

Allied Electronics Recognized as 'First Team' Honoree

Automation World Magazine Readers Choose Allied Electronics as a Company They
Partner With to Implement Automation Projects and to Improve Bottom Lines

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allied Electronics, a
trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), was recognized in Summit
Media Group's Automation World magazine as a First Team Honoree in its 2012
Leadership in Automation Program. This community-based program, originally
launched in January 2011, invited Automation professionals to vote for their
favorite automation vendors on its website and through a year-long email poll
with unaided recall.

"Chosen by their customers, the First Team Honorees offer outstanding examples
of innovation and service," comments Jim Chrzan, publisher of Automation
World. "Congratulations to them, and thank you to all the end-users who lent
their voice to this program throughout the year."

Allied Electronics was chosen by readers in the Standard Control Products
category. Nearly four dozen categories are featured, representing the wide
variety of automation technologies, software and products in use by today's
manufacturing professionals across the discrete, batch and continuous process
manufacturing industries.
The results of the survey are a short list of companies readers go to first
when they are looking for innovative solutions in automation. Allied and the
other First Team Honorees are recognized in Automation World's January 2013
issue, available at www.automationworld.com.
About Allied Electronics

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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 three 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 Automation World

Automation World is a leading publication for automation professionals working
in the discrete, batch and process manufacturing industries. Each edition
features intelligence for the entire buying team − from plant floor operators
to management and IT. www.automationworld.com

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CONTACT: Misty Robinson
         misty.robinson@alliedelec.com
         817-595-8566

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