Our brands

We operate under the trading brands of RS Components and Allied Electronics

RS Components

We are the no.1 high service distributor for engineers across Europe and Asia Pacific. With the broadest product range and the highest stock availability, we offer fast, easy ordering, same day despatch and free technical help.

Allied Electronics

With 43 sales offices serving engineers and purchasers in the United States, Mexico, Chile and Canada, we have built an enviable reputation as a small order, high-service distributor with excellent customer service and shipping accuracy.


DesignSpark is our online design community and resource centre for engineers. The DesignSpark website hosts a comprehensive range of free-of-charge software design tools, technical data and development resources, in addition to user generated reviews and shared knowledge.

DesignSpark PCB is a free, award-winning electronics design software tool for schematic capture and PCB layout that is supported by a full suite of video tutorials, examples and component libraries.

DesignSpark Mechanical is our revolutionary design software that uses the power of direct modelling to enable engineers to quickly create and modify 3D designs. This is the first tool of its kind available completely free-of-charge.

DesignSpark Electrical is a free, fully specified electrical CAD package, including a library of more than 250,000 components and parts, which brings time-saving and error-reduction benefits to control panel, machinery and electrical system design.