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ALLIED ELECTRONICS (alliedelec.
com, Fort Worth) has announced that it
is now operating under the trade name of
Allied Electronics & Automation.
The company's ownership and staff haven't
changed. According to its president, Steve
Newland, the new trade name better reflects
the business as a premier distributor of elec-
As A Service
SKF (skf.com, Gothenburg, Sweden) is
expanding and simplifying its software-asa-service (SaaS) offering to help customers
and service partners increase performance
and productivity, while reducing the
time spent working to identify complex
Its Enlight Centre software platform features a new server-less, micro-service-based
system built on Amazon web services.
According to the company, this cloud-based
platform will enhance SKF's ability to connect more deeply with its customers at their
point of need.
tronics and automation and control products.
Allied Electronics & Automation was
founded in Chicago, in 1928, as Allied Radio,
the distribution arm of Columbia Radio Corp.
That name changed to Allied Electronics in
1961 to reflect a move into industrial sales.
Acquired by Tandy Radio in 1970, the company moved to Fort Worth. In 1999, Elec-
trocomponents (London) purchased Allied.
Today, the company and its sister company
RS Components (rs-online.com, also based
in London) represent the trading brands of
Electrocomponents plc, a global distributor
New Safety Resources
For Oil & Gas Sector
GRAPHIC PRODUCTS (graphicproducts.com, Beaverton, OR) has
released a portfolio of new visual
communication resources specifically
tailored for the Oil & Gas sector. Among
these materials, a free guide to signage
helps safety managers and supervisors
review regulations and standards, understand
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Workers" helps reinforce the importance of the re-evaluation of safety programs and
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