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RS Components Expands Portfolio with Innovative Electric Paint and Touch Board from New Supplier Partner Bare Conductive

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-New distribution partnership with London design and technology studio adds creative new products with wide-ranging professional applications

SINGAPORE  /PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has launched into its latest distribution partnership by adding Electric Paint and the Arduino-based Touch Board from London tech creators Bare Conductive. These innovative products provide cost-effective and easy-to-use choices for professional engineers and also for maker communities.

Electric Paint is electrically conductive, non-toxic, solvent-free, and water-soluble. It can be used as a liquid wire, as a cold-soldering medium, or even as a conductive adhesive. Suitable for use with low-voltage DC power supplies, Electric Paint can be used as a potentiometer and is ideal for prototyping, repairing PCBs, and painting circuits and sensors on any surface.

The Touch Board microcontroller board integrates a capacitive touch chip, MP3 player, SD Card slot, Li-Po battery charger, and 12 electrodes. The electrodes can be connected directly to conductors, such as Electric Paint pads, to trigger sounds via the MP3 player or other functions such as wireless communication or motor control added using an Arduino expansion shield.

“Starting our partnership with RS Components opens an exciting new thread in the story of Bare Conductive, and will help us expand our passion for creating unexpected ways of interacting with electronics to a global commercial and industrial customer base,” said Matt Johnson, CEO of Bare Conductive.

“The creative energy at Bare Conductive is palpable, and makes it a delight to work with this team,” commentedBen Lawton, Global Head of Tools & Consumables at RS Components. “The added strength of our distributor services, including one-stop online shopping, high-speed logistics, and the DesignSpark interactive environment for engineers, creates a persuasive offer for our customers and a platform to build this partnership and achieve even greater success in the future.”

For further information and to order Electric Paint and the Touch Board visit the website at http://sg.rs-online.com/web/.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer around 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include semiconductors, interconnect, passives and electromechanical, automation and control, electrical, test and measurement, tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2014had revenues of GBP1.27bn.

For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-components.com.

RS Components
Tan Soo Chun
Public Relations Manager – Asia Pacific
Email: soochun.tan@rs-components.com
Telephone: +65-6391-5745

Edelman Public Relations (Singapore)
Yvette Yeo
Manager
Email: yvette.yeo@edelman.com
Telephone: +65-6347-2355

Further information is available via these links:

@RSElectronics; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS

RS Components on Linkedin
http://www.linkedin.com/company/rs-components

RS Components on Weibo
http://e.weibo.com/u/3206377000?type=0

Relevant Links:

Electrocomponents plc
www.electrocomponents.com

RS Components
www.rs-online.com/

DesignSpark
www.designspark.com

Logo – http://www.prnasia.com/sa/2011/05/04/20110504368830.jpg

Source: RS Components Singapore

Related stocks: LSE:ECM OTC-PINK:EENEY

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February 2, 2015 at 4:57 pm

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KINTEX Launches “K-BEAUTY EXPO 2015” — A Must-Visit Beauty Tradeshow from Sep. 17-20, 2015

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SEOUL, South Korea  /PRNewswire/ — KINTEX (Korea International Exhibition Center) announced that the K-BEAUTY Expo will mark its 7th grand opening on Sep. 17th, 2015. This Must-Visit trade show will go on for 4 days and drop the curtain on the 20th.

The 7th K-Beauty Expo, undisputedly the largest in Korea and one of the most noticeable, promising and state of the art beauty fest in Asian region, will be more exciting and vibrant than ever before with soaring popularity of Korean beauty products throughout the entire globe, especially the whole Asian region. A cultural blitz called K-Wave, which encompasses Korean pop music, entertainers and TV programs, is now ferociously enchanting the people all over the world. Combined with the pretty impressive emergence of K-Wave, Korean beauty products have become a “Must-Have”, “Must-Put” item particularly for those who listen to K-Pop, watch K-drama and ultimately follow the style of Korean celebrities.

Looking inside the K-BEAUTY EXPO will deliver you the best pleasure of exploring all beauty secrets of global village. More than 500 local/oversea companies with approximately 600 booths are ready to welcome and excite the international buyers and visitors.

In an effort to provide the visitors with an opportunity to see “All about Beauty” at one place, products lineup for this year will much vary. The show covers a vast range of products including Cosmetics, Hair, Nail, Aesthetic, Body Care, Medical (e.g. Skin), Raw Materials, Packing, Inner-beauty foods, Fragrance, Fashion Items, Toiletry and Spa products.

If you are one of those who are interested in partaking in this fascinating and “Beauty”ful tradeshow, please visitwww.k-beautyexpo.co.kr or contact K-BEAUTY EXPO 2015 Secretariat (KINTEX) at kbeautyexpo@kintex.com, +82-31-995-8044.

Source: KINTEX

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February 2, 2015 at 3:46 pm

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REED Launches Salary Guide and Market Insight 2015

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-Economic strength and stable growth

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ —

  • 75% employees have enjoyed a pay increase in the past 12 months
  • 2 in 3 employees are seeking a new role
  • Job satisfaction / career development is the most important aspect of work

For HR professionals, Singapore and the APAC region represent a fast-moving employment market. The REED 2015 Salary Survey and Market Insight report reveals many positive trends but also highlights a number of challenges faced by companies and organisations seeking to recruit and retain quality personnel.

The Drive for Productivity

Throughout 2014, economic growth in Singapore remained strong, fuelling the jobs market with opportunities for talented and experienced candidates. Businesses have been looking to increase productivity, complemented by the use of technology and automation, to help drive growth. The quest for improved productivity is leading to the transformation of jobs, evidenced with of a blurring of functions and the advent of hybrid-type roles.

A Candidate-led Market

Like all major economic centres experiencing growth, Singapore suffers from a shortage of high-calibre candidates across many sectors.

  • 64% of employees claim to be currently seeking or considering seeking a new role
  • 51% of employees have changed employment between four and six times
  • 36% move roles to advance careers
  • 69% use recruitment consultants to secure employment

Employers will have to prioritise training and development programmes to ensure they have a continuing talent supply to meet the changing demands of the future. This needs to be supported by creative recruitment and retention strategies, so that top talent will be attracted and secured for the long term.

Looking to the Future

A number of key sectors are expected to drive growth in the Singapore labour market in 2015. The banking sector will see activity in the private banking, wealth management and corporate banking areas, alongside risk and compliance-based roles. Further expansion is anticipated in the insurance sector, as well as increased demand for legal professionals, especially those with compliance, regulatory and product experience. Following a period of consolidation, technology professionals will find opportunities start to increase once more. These are expected to be prevalent for candidates with cloud visualisation, web development and digital technology specialisms.

About the Guide

REED has combined considerable experience of the Singapore jobs market with independent research to compile the REED Salary Guide and Market Insight 2015. Research was carried out using an online panel of 749 employees and employers working in a variety of industry sectors and job levels across the Asia Pacific region.

The REED Salary Guide was released simultaneously in 14 countries throughout Asia, Australia, Europe and theMiddle East. It contains key insight and analysis of the recruitment market as well as up-to-date salary information across a variety of industry specialisms.

The REED 2015 Salary and Market Insight report can be obtained by visiting www.reedglobal.com.sg/salary-guides

About REED

REED is one of the leading, privately owned recruitment businesses in the world, and exists as a specialist provider of permanent, temporary, contract and outsourced recruitment solutions, IT and HR consulting.

Founded in 1960, REED currently employs over 3,000 people in 180 locations across Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East and is rightly considered a global leader in the middle to senior level recruitment.

For further information please contact:

REED,
4 Battery Road,
Bank of China Building #24-01,
Singapore 049908
T: +65-6602-9100
E: info.singapore@reedglobal.com
EA Licence No.: 08C3489

Source: REED

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February 2, 2015 at 11:06 am

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Kerry Logistics and Puninar Logistics’ Shareholders Form Joint Venture for Business Expansion in Indonesia

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HONG KONG, Jan. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — KLN (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., a whollyowned subsidiary of Kerry Logistics Network Limited (“Kerry Logistics”; Stock Code 636.HK), a leading logistics service provider in Asia, announced the formation of a new joint venture – Kerry-Puninar Logistics, with the shareholders of PT Puninar Saranaraya (“Puninar Logistics”), one of Indonesia’s largest logistics companies for business expansion inIndonesia.

At the inauguration reception of the joint venture held in Jakarta, Kerry Logistics Chairman Mr George Yeo and Puninar Logistics President Director Mr Eddy Korompis shared the common vision of generating synergies and further expanding their businesses.

The joint venture will allow the two partners to leverage each other’s competitive strengths to attain win-win results. It will combine Kerry Logistics’ global logistics expertise and international freight forwarding network with Puninar Logistics’ local capabilities and connections. This will give customers in Indonesia access to complete supply chain solutions and a globally integrated network. In addition, Puninar Logistics will also be able to expand its international customer base.

Mr George Yeo, Chairman of Kerry Logistics said, “We are very grateful to Puninar Logistics for their trust and support. The joint venture lays a strong foundation for cooperation between Kerry Logistics and Puninar Logistics, and marks a significant phase of our business development in Indonesia. As an archipelago, Indonesia has high demand for quality inter-island logistics services, which translates into immense growth opportunities. By enabling customers to optimise their supply chains with our integrated logistics services and highly customised solutions, we believe we are well-positioned to capture opportunities in the rapidly growing Indonesian logistics market.”

Mr Eddy Korompis, President Director of Puninar Logistics said, “Through this partnership, not only will we strengthen and further extend the scope of our businesses, but both parties will also be able to benefit from the complementary advantages and contribute to the further development of our existing businesses. We look forward to the immense business opportunities that will emerge.”

Indonesia is one of the key countries in ASEAN. Its economy and logistics industry are poised to benefit from the free flow of goods and services from the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community (“AEC”) in 2015. As a vast country comprising over 17,000 islands and hosting a population of over 240 million, the country has seen a surge in local consumption in recent years to a level comparable to Singapore and Thailand, with significant economic activity in the pipeline. All of these factors have contributed to a very favourable environment for the growth of local logistics businesses in the region.

According to Frost & Sullivan, Indonesia’s logistics industry currently accounts for about 3.6% of its national economy. Indonesia’s transportation and logistics market was estimated to be worth IDR 1,816 trillion in 2014, with considerable growth potential.

About Kerry Logistics

Kerry Logistics is Asia’s leading logistics service provider with extensive operations across Greater China and the ASEAN region. Its core competence is providing highly customised solutions to multinational corporations and international brands to enhance their supply chain efficiency, reduce overall costs and improve response time to market. It currently has more than 550 office locations in 39 countries and territories, and is managing over 42 million sq.ft. of logistics facilities worldwide, providing customers with high reliability and flexibility to support their expansion and long-term growth. Kerry Logistics Network Limited is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit www.kerrylogistics.com.

About Puninar Logistics

A member of Triputra Group, Puninar Logistics, founded by Mr Eddy Korompis and Mr Teddy P. Rachmat, is one of the largest logistics service providers in Indonesia. Headquarted in Jakarta, the company operates integrated multimodal transport by sea, air, and land with support from its multinational partners. Puninar Logistics and its subsidiaries currently manage a logistics facility portfolio of approximately 9.67 million square feet (899,000 sqm) located in various cities in Indonesia, including Jakarta, Bandung, Jambi, Semarang, Balikpapan, as well as a truck fleet of more than 700 vehicles and 27 vessels. Its key customers are in the automotive, fuel, oil, electronics and retail sectors.  Triputra Group is one of the largest conglomerates in Indonesia with a diversified business portfolio encompassing mining, agribusiness, finance, trading, rental services, logistics and manufacturing. For more information, please visit www.puninar.com.

Source: Kerry Logistics

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February 2, 2015 at 10:49 am

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