Agilent Technologies announces RS Components as a European distribution partner for Test and Measurement products

Major addition to the RS test and measurement range for customers, available online for same day dispatch

Oxford, UK and Winnersh, UK, (PresseBox) - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the appointment of RS Components, a leading distributor of Electronic, Electro-Mechanical and Industrial products, as a European distribution partner for Test and Measurement products

This appointment will further strengthen Agilent's sales channel in Europe, giving customers access to an expanded range of market-leading test and measurement products.

As one of the leading global test and measurement brands, Agilent's products have a particular appeal to RS's electronic design and production customer base. Agilent's high specification range offers customers advanced performance in multimeters, oscilloscopes and bench power supplies. The range is optimised for accuracy, functionality and ease-of use to ensure users can record accurate measurement data results when testing their applications.

"We are delighted to be working with Agilent who are renowned for their high specification products that offer outstanding reliability at a competitive price. Our electronics customers want a reliable single source for a wide range of market-leading test and measurement product brands and Agilent perfectly fit these criteria". said Kevin Thompson, General Manager of Product Management for RS Components.

RS's test and measurement range is supported by market-leading delivery and a UKAS accredited calibration lab in the UK. RS offers a complete service to customer's which is now further enhanced in partnership with Agilent. Through RS, customers will have access to a fully-stocked Agilent range online at, complete with technical information and product attributes to enable easy and accurate product selection.

Alessandro Pino, EMEA Distribution Sales Manager for Agilent Technologies added "RS Components ability to work across geographic and business boundaries to deliver the best service possible to customers is complemented by Agilent's Basic Instruments portfolio of high quality products"

Customers will be able to browse, select and order from the Agilent range of 48 products held in stock by RS from June 9th, when they will be available online through all European websites.

About Electrocomponents plc

Electrocomponents plc is one of the largest global catalogue and web-based distributor of electronic, electro-mechanical and industrial components. Operating under the trading brands of RS Components, Radiospares, Radionics and Allied Electronics in the U.S., the Group serves nearly 1.6 million customers worldwide. Through operations in 27 countries and 19 warehouses, RS distributes 450,000 products from over 2,300 suppliers. The Group has an annual turnover of over £924 million and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. For more details on the Group please visit the corporate website (

Agilent Technologies Deutschland GmbH

Agilent is leading the way with design automation tools and flexible instrumentation for early R&D design in components, base-station equipment and mobile devices. Along with its partners, Agilent is working to provide a broad, comprehensive portfolio of solutions that address the entire UE lifecycle - from early development through production test and deployment. Using knowledge gained as a member of the various standards committees, Agilent's design engineers are developing scalable products with best-in-class measurement techniques.

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