RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers, has signed a direct distribution agreement with C&K. C&K is one of the world’s largest tactile switch manufacturers, and is also renowned for its board mounted toggle switches.
RS currently stocks hundreds of C&K switches, including tactile switches, pushbutton switches, toggle switches, rotary switches, key switches and switch locks, DIP and SIP switches, slide switches and detector switches. Over the next six months, RS intends to double its C&K switch offering, focussing first on the most recent and innovative products, as well as strengthening support for its entire C&K portfolio through the new direct working relationship. Electronic design engineers, buyers and contract electronics manufacturers (CEMs) will soon have access to technical data on over 23,400 C&K switches through the RS Product Data Library.
RS will make its range of C&K products available in large-quantity packaging to help customers find the product they need in the packaging they want.
Steve Keep, RS global product group manager – EMECH, commented: “C&K has developed a world beating-range of board-mount switches to meet the needs of an extremely large customer base. Our new direct relationship will strengthen our C&K support offer and appeal to existing RS customers as well as new ones.”
Serge Veld, director of distribution at C&K, said: “We welcome RS’s commitment, expressed through this direct distribution agreement, to the C&K product range. We look forward to working with RS to expand both the breadth of its stocked C&K product range and the depth of technical support for electronic design engineers across its entire C&K portfolio.”
Image caption (left to right): Eric Smith, head of product management IP&E, RS Components; Serge Veld, director of distribution, C&K; Steve Keep, global product group manager – EMECH, RS Components