Allied Electronics Recognized as 'First Team' Honoree

Third consecutive year Automation World magazine readers recognize Allied Electronics

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FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 28, 2014 (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 2013 Leadership in Automation Program. Each year, Automation World invites automation professionals to recognize innovation, leadership and excellence among suppliers of automation software, technology and products 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 2014 issue, available at www.automationworld.com" rel="nofollow">www.automationworld.com.

About Allied Electronics

Allied Electronics is a small order, high service level distributor of industrial automation products, 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" rel="nofollow">www.alliedelec.com

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" rel="nofollow">www.automationworld.com

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