London, UK RS Components has won the Schaffner 2003 distributor of the year award recognising RS's sales growth of 40% over 2002 as well as original design-in work and promotional activities.
Michael Lowe, managing director of Schaffner, said, “In orders and sales growth for Schaffner, RS Components has been consistently at or near the top of the list of our distributors. We have been especially impressed with the way RS Components have embraced new and innovative Schaffner products. This attitude to innovation has seen RS top the list with customised filter applications. Special promotions such as open days, trade counter days, Internet marketing and the faithful RS catalogue also made a powerful argument for this award.”
Andrew Kotas, Schaffner's marketing manager, added, “As in the past, we have based the award on a number of criteria ranging from overall sales and year-on-year growth to design-in work, training and marketing initiatives. RS Components has excelled in all these areas and in addition have doubled the number of Schaffner products they now stock.”