London, UK, 1 September, 2014. The shipping industry’s leading marine e-marketplace, ShipServ, is pleased to announce its new Marketing Partner Members – RS Components (RS) and Allied Electronics (Allied), the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers.
Distributing around 500,000 products from 2,500 leading suppliers to over one million customers globally, RS and Allied’s product range extends from electromechanical, automation & control, electrical, test & measurement, to tools, consumables and electronic products.
This advanced package offers additional services above a regular membership, giving RS and Allied the opportunity to further win new business with shipowners and managers, who are searching and accessing the ShipServ marketplace in a number of ways including its renowned online search engine, ShipServ Pages, ShipServ Match, an automated supplier recommendation service and ShipServ Onboard, the industry’s leading product catalogue allowing manufacturers, distributors and service providers to directly influence buying decisions on thousands of vessels.
With operations in 32 countries, this collaboration will also allow RS and Allied to manage their RFQs and quotes more efficiently through ShipServ’s advanced order management tool, allowing them to focus resources on serving their customers across the globe.
Freddy Ingemann, Senior Vice President of Supplier Sales at ShipServ said:
“We are thrilled to be working with forward-thinking global businesses such as RS Components and Allied Electronics which provide the latest technologies and bring the highest quality products you know and trust. Our services will allow them to continue their rapid and impressive revenue growth by bringing them to the forefront of the thousands of shipowners and managers who use ShipServ.”
Kevin Thompson, Head of High Growth and Emerging Markets at RS, said:
“Our business, with its wide range and availability of products, high service accuracy and world class supply chain serving ports around the world offers a great fit with the needs of ShipServ members. We welcome this opportunity to extend our partnership and to further raise the awareness of our products and services.”