Electrocomponents plc is a service distributor. The Company's operating segments include the UK, Continental Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. The UK includes operations in the United Kingdom and exports to distributors. Continental Europe includes operations in France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Republic of Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic. North America includes operations in the United States of America and Canada. Asia Pacific includes operations in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, People's Republic of China, South Korea, Chile and South Africa. Its product categories include semiconductors, interconnect, passives and electromechanical, automation and control, electrical, test and measurement, and tools and consumables. Its customers include electronic design engineers, machine and panel builders, maintenance engineers and buyers.