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DesignSpark Automation & Control magazine from RS

New digital magazine from RS Components brings latest news in automation and control

DesignSpark Automation & Control magazine delivers latest product and industry news to machine and panel builders in multiple formats: newsfeed also available via free mobile app

Johannesburg, South Africa – RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has announced its DesignSpark Automation & Control magazine, a new digital publication aimed at machine and panel builders.

Published in iPad, Android, Kindle and PDF page-turner formats, the magazine reports on the latest developments in the automation and control sector, including new products and technologies, as well as directing readers to free, time-saving online resources from RS such as the company’s DesignSpark Mechanical 3D design software, and 3D model libraries. Published in four languages (English, German, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese), this is the first RS publication to offer a free digital news service in multiple languages to the machine and panel building community.

To coincide with the magazine’s launch, a new free-to-download mobile app that delivers regular news alerts directly to smartphones and other portable devices has been introduced and is now available from online app stores. The app will bring updates on industry legislation, highlight health and safety issues and provide a quick look ahead to featured articles in upcoming issues of the magazine.

Glenn Jarrett, Global Head of Product Marketing at RS, said, “As a leading global distribution player operating across many diverse markets including automation and control, we recognize the importance of delivering the latest news from the industry in a way that is easily accessible to engineers. This magazine and news alert service will enable anyone involved or interested in the automation and control market to keep abreast of what is happening in the sector in order to remain competitive.”

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About RS Components
RS Components is the market leader in the high service level distribution of electrical, electronic, mechanical, tools and industrial products. Operating in 26 countries whilst serving a further 100 through third-party distributors, RS serves every sector of industry in the procurement of their products relating to maintenance, repair, operations, low volume production, research and development. With over 500 000 products across 2500 leading brands, the company is committed to ensuring that their 1,5 million customers have fast access to a broad, as well as deep range, of products and technologies, all under one roof.
RS’s customers, whether ordering single or multiple items, experience a quick, easy, secure, painless and cost effective process. The RS catalogue, available at www.rsonline.co.za, offers full colour pictures with extensive clear product specifications. Free access to 90 000 datasheets ensure the correct product choice. Order placement is easily facilitated through www.rsonline.co.za, the call centre, e-mail, fax and trade counter. Locally held stock is delivered to customers within 24 hours, and products held internationally, within four to six working days.
It is proven that departments traditionally spend 80% of their time sourcing products that account for only 20% of their total procurement spend. RS is focussed on reducing the customers “total cost of product ownership” by reducing the need to make multiple calls to various companies to source products, reducing supplier related administration and allowing for the amalgamation as well as consolidation of supplier bases. Through this process, procurement efficiency is improved and time is freed up to concentrate on the more important business decisions.
For more information, please visit the website at www.rsonline.co.za

Press Office:
Tanya Erasmus
Marketing Communications Manager
RS Components South Africa
Tanya.Erasmus@rs-components.com
+27 11 691 9345

Further information is available via these links:
Twitter: @RSNewsSA; @RSElectronics; designsparkRS
Facebook: facebook.com/RSSouthAfrica
RS Components on Linkedin – http://www.linkedin.com/company/rscomns

Relevant Links:
RS Components
www.electrocomponents.com
DesignSpark Magazine – http://www.designspark.com
DesignSpark Automation and Control Magazine
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