RS Components Helps Drive Formula Students

Jul 13, 2012, 10:05 ET from RS Components

CORBY, England, July 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products such as sockets and resistors, is helping to support the engineers of the future through providing a range of products to six of the university teams taking part in this week's Formula Student competition.

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The global contest aims to inspire and develop enterprising and innovative young engineers by challenging them to design and build a single-seat racing car. From 11-15 July, students will be put to the test both on and off the track at Northamptonshire's famous Silverstone racetrack through demonstrating their understanding of engineering and through the vehicle's performance.

RS has donated a range of products to teams from: University of Birmingham; University of Sussex; Oxford Brookes University; University of Strathclyde; University of Hertford (pictured); University of Coventry.  

RS will be following the progress of each of the teams during the five day event via @RSComponents.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 550,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 46,000 parcels on the same day the orders are received. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronics, automation and control, test and measurement, electrical and mechanical components.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2012 had revenues of £1.27bn.

For more information, please visit RS components online.

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