RS Components partners with Philips Lumileds in global distribution deal

RS Components (RS) has entered into a global distribution agreement with Philips Lumileds forming part of a recent initiative by Philips Lumileds to restructure its distribution channels, steered by the LED vendor’s strategic objective to grow its customer base globally through expansion into new markets.

With 17 distribution centres located around the world RS certainly has the capacity to stock the full breadth of the Philips Lumileds range, and is well placed to provide luminaire designers with access to a comprehensive portfolio of application-specific LED solutions. Products can be sourced and purchased quickly online via the RS website and despatched on the same day.

“This agreement with RS means that we are able to serve the needs of our growing customer base and continue our widespread expansion into new target markets,” said Pierre-Yves Lesaicherre, CEO Philips Lumileds.

“Our strategy at RS is focused heavily on reducing design times for engineers by supporting them with free online design resources, and by providing fast, easy access to a vast selection of products direct from stock,” said Jonathan Boxall, Global Head of Semiconductors at RS Components. “By partnering with Philips Lumileds, we will be able to provide luminaire designers worldwide with a significant competitive advantage by combining leading-edge LED products with a time- and cost-efficient sourcing and purchasing experience.”


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