Electrocomponents plc: Our Story

2017 Full-year Results

Lindsley Ruth, CEO, discusses the company’s strategy and focus for the coming year.

We are the global distributor for engineers. We ship a new parcel from our range of more than 500,000 products every two seconds, to over one million customers in more than 80 countries. 

Since 1937, Electrocomponents, through our trading brands RS Components and Allied Electronics, has been dedicated to service excellence, providing a one-stop source for everything engineers need. No order is too small and we offer next-day delivery.

Our customers include electronics design engineers, panel builders, maintenance engineers, and buyers. They choose us for our availability and broad range of products, the reliable service we provide, our knowledge and expertise, and because we’re easy to do business with.

We sell high-quality products from over 2,500 leading suppliers, plus our RS Pro range of products can save our customers up to 30% off the industry standard.

Our multi-channel approach meets each of our customers’ needs: online, in person, by phone, fax or email. eCommerce is our largest channel and is revolutionising the way we do business.

Our award-winning team of local customer service professionals is just a call or a Live Chat away, providing knowledgeable and friendly support 24/7.

DesignSpark, our interactive community for design engineers, and our revolutionary 3D design software help our customers to boost productivity and save money.

We hold our huge inventory in distribution centres around the world so that our customers can minimise their own stock, and our globally-connected freight network delivers a fast, reliable service.

We continue to evolve our value proposition to deliver innovation and inspiration to engineers worldwide so that they can do their business better.

2017 Full-year Results: Interview with Lindsley Ruth, Chief Executive Officer

Lindsley Ruth, CEO, discusses the company’s strategy and focus for the coming year.

Engineering Around Us

RS Components is profiled in the IET and ITN Productions news-style programme.

RS Pro Interview

Kurt Colehower, President, RS Private Label, discusses the Private Label business and the launch of RS Pro.

Introduction to DesignSpark

An introduction to DesignSpark, our online design community and resource centre for engineers.