Press Release

RS Components awards new contract to TNT Express

Publish Date : 6 September 2010 at 08:30 CET - Amsterdam – RS Components, the world's largest distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has awarded TNT Express a new contract to carry out all its domestic deliveries in France and Italy. This is new business for TNT in Italy and a contract renewal for TNT in France.

The 2-year contract involves the next-day delivery of a wide variety of electronic, electric and mechanical components to RS Components' customers; largely research and development or maintenance engineers. The deliveries, although primarily domestic, will also include several shipments from the UK.

“We are proud to help RS deliver their products quickly and efficiently,” says Joris Oudenhuijzen, Global Industry Director Electronics, TNT Express. “Online sales represent close to one-half of their revenues. This calls for very flexible and fast transport services. TNT put forward its domestic capabilities in France and Italy and strong air connectivity with the UK.”

Commenting for RS, Philip Ferry, Global Freight Manager, said: “TNT shares our philosophy for high quality service delivery to our customers and this new contract builds on an already strong and positive relationship we have with TNT.”

TNT Express already works for RS Components in the UK, Singapore, Thailand, and Germany. The new contract supports TNT's ambition to leverage its domestic parcel networks across Europe.

About RS Components
RS Components is the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the world's largest distributor of electronics and maintenance products. The Group serves 1.5 million customers worldwide. Through operating in 27 countries and 17 warehouses, RS distributes 500,000 products from over 2,500 suppliers. The Group has an annual turnover of over £972 million and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. For more detail on the Group please visit the corporate website ( ).

About TNT
TNT provides businesses and consumers worldwide with an extensive range of services for their mail and express delivery needs. Headquartered in the Netherlands, TNT offers efficient network infrastructures in Europe and Asia and keeps optimising its global network performance. TNT serves more than 200 countries and employs about 160,000 people. Over 2009, TNT reported €10.4 billion in revenues and an operating income of €648 million. TNT is officially quoted on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. TNT recognises its social responsibility and has formed partnerships with the United Nations World Food Programme and the United Nations Environment Programme to fight hunger and pollution in the world. Our efforts are being recognised: In 2009 TNT again reached the highest score of all companies included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. More information about TNT can be found on its website .

Page publication date: 6 September 2010 at 08:30 CET