RS Components, part of Electrocomponents plc, founded in 1937 is a global business supporting over a million engineers. RS is recognised as Europe's leading industrial distributor and has operating companies in well over 20 countries distributing to eight times that number. RS has had the simple objective of providing a part for every job, from research and development though pre-production to maintenance and repair. As those jobs have diversified and became even more complex, RS has developed it's offering and its abilities accordingly.
If you are looking for power tools, process control equipment, transistors, an oscilloscope, plumbing supplies and protective clothing, they can all be supplied from one single source through a choice of purchasing channels and delivery methods, including free delivery as standard. The range now has over 300,000 products from over 1200 suppliers.
New technology plays an important part. When RS launched rswww.com, it was the first UK plc in its marketplace with a fully integrated transactional web site. An order is placed with RS every 1.5 seconds.