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Allied Adds 35,000 New Products

Dec. 9, 2014
Distributor continues efforts to globalize its product offering by synchronizing lines of Allied, RS Components.

Allied Electronics announced further expansion of its product offering, adding nearly 35,000 new products that are available at The move is part of a global initiative begun last year to make the product portfolios of both Allied and its sister company, United Kingdom-based RS Components, available worldwide.

“When complete, more than 75% of our part numbers will be visible around the world,” said Frank Cantwell, Allied’s vice president of product management. “This initiative began in 2013, when we expanded the product line of TE Connectivity, and advanced even further this past summer, when we added more than 16,000 products from eight suppliers. Now we take another step forward with this, our latest expansion, making more than 52,000 new products available to our customers in 2014.”

Suppliers expanded in this latest phase include: Schneider Electric, Microchip, ST Micro, Siemens, SMC, 3M, Bourns, Nichicon, Epcos, Kemet, ABB, and Vishay.

Cantwell said Allied plans to announced additional expanded lines every six to eight weeks.

“Once this expansion is completed, our customers will have access to more of the parts and products they need than ever before,” he said. “It’s an exciting initiative, and one that will certainly increase our profile as a global company with a local presence.”

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