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We are a high-service, authorised distributor with sales offices serving engineers and purchasers in the Americas.
DesignSpark is our online design community and resource centre for engineers.
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We are the global distributor for engineers
Serving engineers and procurement specialists for more than 75 years
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Electrocomponents initiates major performance improvement plan
DesignSpark Electrical launched
Electrocomponents named UKTI Digital Business of the Year
Global roll-out of SAP completed
Internet of Things design centre launched
Global Supplier Awards established
Electrocomponents evolves to common global strategy
DesignSpark Mechanical launched
Global implementation of Live Chat service completed
DesignSpark 'DesignShare' and Open Source Design Centre launched
Electrocomponents implements new global organisation structure
Raspberry Pi $35 computer launched
Electrocomponents wins the Queen's Award for Enterprise
Electrocomponents exceeds £1 billion annual revenues
eCommerce generates more than 50% of global revenues
RS launches new eCommerce website
RS opens in Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Switzerland, and South Korea
New warehouse in Shanghai, China opened
RS opens first industry standard packaging facility in China and Asia Pacific
'RS Infinity' loyalty programme launched in Asia Pacific
Radiospares and Radionics become RS Components
RS opens new office in Malaysia
DesignSpark and DesignSpark PCB launched
Live Chat service trialled in the UK
3D CAD model library introduced
eTech magazine launched
Production Packaging offer launched across UK, Continental Europe and Asia Pacific
Allied moves to its new warehouse and office in Fort Worth, Texas
RS begins operations in Thailand
International sales (outside of the UK) represent more than 50% of global revenue
Enterprise Business System goes live in the UK
Same day despatch offer launched in China
New warehouses in Italy and Germany opened
RS PurchasingManager™ launched
Distributor acquired to form RS Norway
Allied Electronics (formerly Allied Radio) acquired. In the year, Allied's sales are $178m and it has 69 sales offices
RS opens in Japan, the first business of its type in Japan
Award-winning internet trading channel launched in the UK
New warehouse in Beauvais doubles capacity in France
Distributors acquired to form RS Benelux, RS Malaysia and RS Sweden
RS opens in Taiwan
Distributor acquired to form RS Hong Kong
Regional distribution centre opens in Singapore to serve Asia
6 regional offices opened in China
Distributor acquired to form RS South Africa
RS start-up opens in Chile
Distributors acquired to form RS Singapore and RS Amidata (Spain)
Radioparts in Denmark acquired and merged with RS Denmark
Distributor acquired to form RS New Zealand
RS wins Queen's Award for Export Achievement
RS start-ups open in Italy and Denmark
RS start-up opens in Germany
Verospeed, with operations in France and Austria acquired: renamed Radiospares in France and RS in Austria
RS Australia launched following acquisition of former RS distributor
Corby warehouse expanded
Radionics in Dublin acquired
Corby warehouse opened
Radiospares changes its name to RS Components
Radiospares floats on the London Stock Exchange as Electrocomponents plc
Over 50% of sales are now to industry
Radiospares products are aimed at industry and product range is extended beyond radio and television spares
Radiospares establishes an export link with the newly founded Radionics in Dublin
Radiospares founded in London by JH Waring and PM Sebestyen
Allied Radio founded in Chicago
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