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Over the years, Allied Electronics has built an enviable reputation as a distributor of electronic components.

Since our conception in 1928, Allied's main pursuit, and now our legacy, has been providing excellence through customer service. Now, as part of the Electrocomponents Group, Allied has added a global presence to our customer orientation – the latest chapter in our fascinating, eight decade history.

  • 1928: Allied Radio was established as the radio parts distribution arm of Columbia Radio Corporation. The company was soon to become one of the most recognizable names in the electronics industry.

  • 1932: The company built a growing business in marketing radio parts and kits to home hobbyists, and was one of the first to sell electronics through a catalog. In addition, Allied opened storefront distribution outlets to reach more amateur ham radio operators and experimenters.

  • 1941-45: Having survived the depression, Allied focused on the war effort, primarily servicing government contracts and high-priority industrial orders. Allied gained experience in the industrial arena for the first time through government and military contracts, which laid the groundwork for the distribution niche we occupy today.

  • 1946-60: The electronics industry exploded as new developments in electronics were adopted on a widespread basis in commerce and industry. Innovations such as television, industrial automation, space technology and defense accelerated the need for electronics. Consumer demand also grew as radio sets and components not available during the war proliferated. During this exciting era, Allied gained both the experience and specialized staff necessary to handle both consumer and industrial sales.

  • 1962: The first industrial catalog for Allied Electronics, a subsidiary of Allied Radio, was released. The company continued to serve both amateur and professional ham radio operators as one of the few places to locate that "hard to get" piece of radio equipment.

  • 1970: Allied moved its headquarters from Chicago, Illinois to Fort Worth, Texas.

  • 1981: Allied began the process of moving from an all manual system to a fully computerized company. The process was completed in 1985.

  • 1995: Allied is the first electronics distribution company to come out with a CD-ROM catalog and quickly followed-up by entering the e-commerce arena with the launch of a web site.

  • 1999: Allied Electronics acquired by Electrocomponents of the United Kingdom.

  • 2000 & Beyond: The combination of Allied's commitment to a high level of customer service and Electrocomponents' global reach delivers a very powerful supply chain solution to meet future customer demands.

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( 2010.03.24 ) Allied Recognized as Distributor of the Year by Cooper Tools
Fort Worth, Texas – Allied Electronics has been recognized as Distributor of the Year by Cooper Tools.

“Allied is honored to be recognized with this award from Cooper Tools,” said Lee Davidson, President of Allied. “Allied’s growth and success can be attributed to our focused approach of putting the customer first and working closely with our supplier partners.”

Cooper Tools recognized Allied with its 2009 Distributor of the Year Award based on sales performance. Allied outperformed its peer group in the same category by about 20 percent.

“Allied has outperformed their peer group in a challenging economic environment, and they consistently bring us new ideas and opportunities for growth,” said Glenn Schindo, Cooper Tools, Director of Sales and Marketing, Americas. “Allied’s network of field salespeople and branch locations work closely with our sales team, which is critical to our continued success. We look forward to another successful year in 2010.”

Allied stocks a full range of Cooper Tools products. For more information, visit Allied online at:

About Allied Electronics
Allied Electronics is a small order, high service level distributor of electronic components and electromechanical products with over 50 sales offices across the United States and in Canada. With more than 1.7 million parts online and more than 115,000 products featured in the Allied Catalog, engineers and purchasers often look to Allied for prototyping due to its broad range of product solutions from over 300 world-class suppliers.

About Cooper Tools
Cooper Tools is a worldwide manufacturer of electrical products that distribute and control electricity, provide circuit protection, illuminate facilities, support electronic and telecommunications components and offer fire and security detection. Find out more about Cooper's electrical divisions by visiting the web sites for Cooper B-Line, Cooper Bussmann, Cooper Crouse-Hinds, Cooper Lighting, Cooper Menvier, Cooper Power Systems and Cooper Wiring Devices.


  • Capacitors

  • Ceramic Resonators

  • Circuit Protection

  • Crystals

  • Discrete Devices

  • Electron / Vacuum Tubes

  • EMI/RFI Shielding

  • EMI/RFI Suppression

  • Engineering Kits

  • IC Sockets, Plugs and Adapters

  • IC's (Integrated Circuits)

  • Inductors

  • Memory

  • Optoelectronics

  • Oscillators

  • Resistors

  • Sensors

  • Thermistors

  • Timing Function (Timers)

  • Variable Resistor