On March 22, RS (formerly Allied Electronics & Automation) and Canada-based Hammond Manufacturing announced a partnership on supplying custom electrical and electronic closures, according to a news release.
RS rebranded its main trading brand, Allied, in early February of this year.
As part of the partnership, Hammond will factory modify more than 2,100 electrical enclosures and more than 2,700 electronic enclosures that RS has in stock or available for drop-shipping during the order fulfillment process and is committed to delivering a perfect product, according to the release.
Hammond also will submit a custom drawing for approval, machine the approved design and overnight ship a sample enclosure “so customers can test it with their components and devices,” the release states. Hammond also will make additional modifications necessary before shipping the final product to customers with a custom part number they can use if they order the same enclosure through RS again.
“RS is a great source for factory modified enclosures,” said Tom Ballou, the Sales and Marketing Manager at Hammond Manufacturing. “Although Hammond is a leading global supplier of electrical and electronic enclosures, it’s also a family company with about 1,000 employees, so our partnership with RS is really valuable. The RS sales team is unique in how knowledgeable and well-experienced they are when it comes to Hammond enclosures. Selling custom, modified enclosures requires a real hands-on relationship, and RS works closely with customers to get a comprehensive understanding of their application and help them select the best modifications for their needs. We’ve had a lot of success together so far and are looking forward to a lot more.”